Subject: Re: HTML text of CLTL2?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1995/05/06
Newsgroups: uk.lisp,comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

[Clemens Heitzinger]

|   Having read the URLs of cltl2, I wonder how I can download ALL the
|   htmls that belong to it.  I have tried ftp, but obviously they don't
|   allow anonymous access.  It would be great if somebody had a tar-file
|   with the whole html-version of cltl2.

[Simon Brooke]

|   Gosh, yes, wouldn't that be useful?  I bet the reason that you can't is
|   that it's copyright, and somebody (GS?) wants to make a living out of
|   it (after all it took a great deal of work to put it together).
|   However, I think I'd much rather pay UKP 40 to have html on CD-ROM than
|   to have plain text on paper.

what utter baloney!  the book was released to the public right before the
standard was finalized.  by Guy Steele himself, as far as I remember.  if
this doesn't say "I don't think it's right to charge money for a book that
is no longer the authoritative reference", I don't know what it says.  the
LaTeX source files are available from, and I got the
HTML files from Mark Kantrowitz.

I can't find an FTPable source for the HTML files, anymore, but this is now
publicly accessible.  I have both the HTML and the original LaTeX
distribution files spinning on my disks.  if you want it, I'm sure Mark
wouldn't object to shipping copies around as long as he can have URL's to
add to his mirror list.  let me know, and I'll make them available.

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