Subject: Re: Help please: ILisp Hyperspec lookup problem
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 21:09:52 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Andreas Hinze
| Is there a reason why it is separate from ilisp ? Currently it seems to me
| that CLHS 6 is supported by Ilisp 5.12 and former CLHS is supported by 5.11
| due to the "hard coded" translation table in hyperspec.el (since i got ilisp
| 5.12 around 5 hours ago i have had only a very short look at that file so i
| might wrong).

  It is "hard coded" only because there was no "soft" index when I first wrote
  this thing.  I had to extract the information from some HTML crap and I was
  not in the mood to do that whenever Emacs needed to build the index.  I had
  no idea Xanalys would go and change the filenames, which seemed rather stupid
  to me, anyway, but at least they provided a usable index, which was very nice
  when they first had to go do it.  Still, it would be a _lot_ better to have
  an algorithmic mapping instead of a table lookup, so one could simply use the
  symbol name.  A package could have a base URL as parts of its documentation
  using the same algorithm to arrive at the actual symbol, the way the function
  documentation seems to have been designed to help achieve.
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