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9.5. FunnelWeb (Unsupported Tools - Literate Programming)




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This article is from the Literate Programming FAQ, by David B. Thompson thompson@shelob.ce.ttu.edu with numerous contributions by others.

9.5. FunnelWeb (Unsupported Tools - Literate Programming)


Developer:
Ross N. Williams ross@ross.net

Version:
V3.2 (May 1999).

Hardware:
MS-DOS, MacOS, Win32, OpenVMS, Solaris, Red Hat Linux, BSD/OS,
FreeBSD, Digital Unix, IRIX.

Status:
Open Source GNU.

Languages:
No restrictions.

Formatter:
Generates TeX and/or HTML

Web:
www.ross.net/funnelweb/

Availability:
ftp.ross.net/clients/ross/funnelweb/

Readme:
With bundle above.

Description:
FunnelWeb is a production-quality literate-programming tool that
emphasises simplicity and reliability. Everything about
FunnelWeb, from the simplicity of its language to the
comprehensive tutorial in the user's manual, has been designed
to make this as simple, as practical, and as usable a tool as
possible.

Features:

o Provides a simple macro preprocessor facility.

o Generates typeset documentation in TeX and/or HTML formats.

o Runs on a wide range of platforms.

o Portable C source code distributed under GNU licence.

o Comprehensively documented online:

o www.ross.net/funnelweb/tutorial/

o www.ross.net/funnelweb/reference/

o www.ross.net/funnelweb/developer/

o Programming-language independent.

o Mature and essentially bug-free (released 1992).

o Can generate multiple output files.

o Allows complete control over the output text.

o Also useful for generating web sites!

Support:
No formal support available. Mailing list maintained with about
50 subscribers. Informal assistance available from mailing
list.

 

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