[e-lang] Convert Walnut to MediaWiki
Mark S. Miller
markm at cs.jhu.edu
Fri Dec 8 23:05:00 CST 2006
James Graves wrote:
> OK, unless someone has a strong objection, the "chapter split" and
> "no-split" versions of Walnut are going to go away. I won't delete
> them, but just place redirects, to preserve any editing history that
> might be useful.
> So only the subsection split version will remain. This is the most
> wiki-friendly version anyway. Easier to view, easier to edit.
Yes. I hadn't realized this was done by manual duplication. Even if
that's currently the only way to gather Walnut back together into a single
page, duplication isn't worth the maintenance nightmare it creates.
> We'll still have to manually add "next" and "previous" links to make
> reading Walnut easy. But that is only a little bit of work.
> Let's assume that there is or will be a tool that takes as input a wiki
> page, and then assembles it and all is subpages into one document. If
> the tool which can re-assemble Walnut from the subpages doesn't exist,
> it will be written. Either by us, or someone else associated with the
> wikibooks project. It should be a Simple Matter of Programming, anyway.
Yes. Let's accumulate the right structure -- a left to right tree of subpages
-- that can be linearized again once we have the right software.
Text by me above is hereby placed in the public domain
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