Subject: Re: Scribe release
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 27 Apr 2002 02:50:01 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme
Message-ID: <aad3kp$ukn28$>
Manuel Serrano  <> wrote:
| This announces the first official release of SCRIBE. 
| SCRIBE1.0a is available at:
| SCRIBE is a text processor. Even if it is a general purpose tool, it
| best suits the writing of technical documents such as web pages or
| technical reports, API documentations, etc. At first glance, SCRIBE
| looks like a mark-up language a la HTML...

How does your "SCRIBE" compare to the classic (circa 1980)
"Scribe" text-processing language by Brian Reed at CMU? [1]


[1] Reid, Brian K. "A High-Level Approach to Computer Document Formatting."
    Conference Record of the Seventh Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of
    Programming Languages, ACM, Jan., 1980, pp. 24-31.

    [Scribe's claim to fame was being the first text formatter with
    semantic or procedural markup. Scribe, which followed RUNOFF
    (the linear ancestor of "troff") but pre-dated TeX, used "@"
    as its default marker meta-character, e.g., @Begin, @End, etc.,
    and ".mss" as its file extension. Scribe was initially written
    in BLISS-10, and was fairly-widely used on PDP-10 timesharing
    systems (despite some controversy over its commercialization).
    Leslie Lamport's LaTeX macro package for TeX was built to
    resemble Scribe style, which is is also said to have been
    influential in the development of SGML.]

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