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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-02-25 07:55:30
Stephen Davies <chalky_at_[hidden]> writes:
> Sorry to hear about your data, Dave. I've had that happen before and
> it's not fun :(
> Yes, I am back from holiday but I have also started full time work.
> So far I am pretty exhausted from lack of sleep,
> but I would like to have a look at outputting BoostBook from
> Synopsis sometime soon, perhaps within the next week.
That would be wonderful. Given a reasonable starting point I'm sure
we could push them the rest of the way.
> If you do recover any scripts you had, send them my way,
Sorry, there's not even a chance :(. I wiped my machine clean and the
backup file I was using to restore from (on a remote machine)
*disappeared* when my network connection dropped during the restore.
Not even professional data recovery specialists can find it. I'm
seriously thinking about becoming a supervillain
> else I'll just start over. Well, as "starting over" as massaging the
> existing DocBook output into BoostBook format will be.
I don't think that part will be too hard. The humps I was having a
hard time getting over were:
1. Conceptual understanding of the Synopsis AST architecture. I
think I got it at one point, but it doesn't take long for me to
forget things these days ;-)
2. The fact that the DocBook output was broken to begin with, and I
couldn't figure out how to fix it.
3. Conceptual understanding about how to plug together the Synopsis
components into a tool which could process my source and output
BoostBook. Same deal as with #1.
-- Dave Abrahams Boost Consulting www.boost-consulting.com