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       nowebfilters - filters and parsers for use with noweb


       [noweave|notangle|noweb] [-filter filter|-markup parser] ...


       This  man  page documents the various filters and parsers that are supplied with noweb(1).
       A filter, which transforms the pipeline representation, is used with the  -filter  option.
       A  parser,  which  reads a source file and emits the pipeline representation, is used with
       the -markup option.  Not all filters and parsers are available at all installations.


              noweave's  -autodefs  and  -showautodefs   options   use   these   filters,   which
              automatically find defined identifiers.  The * stands for the name of a programming
              language.  (Icon installation only.)

       btdefn The btdefn filter uses Dave Hanson's  convention  to  mark  definitions.   In  code
              chunks,  each  defining  instances  of an identifier should be preceded by a single
              backtick character (ASCII 140).  The btdefn filter removes these backticks from the
              code  and  converts them to definitions, thus: `definition.  It, not @ %def, should
              be used with both notangle(1) and noweave(1), at least for programs written  in  C-
              like languages.

              The  disambiguate  filter  makes  it  possible  to  abbreviate  chunk names using a
              trailing ellipsis (three periods), in the style of WEB and nuweb(1).

       docs2comments options
              The docs2comments filter converts documentation chunks to comments in code  chunks.
              Options  include  -all, which converts all documentation chunks into comments; -one
              converts only one documentation chunk preceding each code chunk.   The  -wk  option
              formats comments k columns wide.

              Other  options  control the language and style of the comment.  Languages available
              include -awk, -c, -c++, -f77,  -f90,  -icn,  -icon,  -lisp,  -m3,  -ml,  -ocamlweb,
              -pascal, -scm, and -tex.

              Norman  recommends  using notangle(1) with docstocomments instead of nountangle(1).
              (Icon installation only.)

       elide patterns
              The elide filter removes from the  stream  any  code  chunk  matching  any  of  the
              arguments.  Each argument is a pattern in which ?  matches any single character and
              * matches any sequence of characters.

              The emptydefn filter makes an  empty  definition  (<<>>=)  an  abbreviation  for  a
              continuation of the previous definition.

       l2h [-show-unknowns]
              The   l2h   filter  converts  LaTeX  to  HTML  in  documentation  chunks.   If  the
              -show-unknowns options is given, unrecognized LaTeX  control  sequences  appear  in
              bold  in  the  output.   l2h  uses  the LaTeX-generated .toc and .bbl files to help
              create table of contents and bibliography.  (Icon installation only.)

       pipedocs command
              The pipedocs filter runs each documentation chunk through an invocation of command,
              which  may  be any Unix command.  The Noweb library includes the command h2a, which
              uses lynx(1) to convert HTML to ASCII.

       xchunks files
              The xchunks filter pulls in  code  chunks  from  an  external  source.   The  files
              argument  lists  one or more noweb files, which are used only for their definitions
              of code chunks.  Empty chunk definitions in the main document are replaced with the
              external  definitions  of  the same name.  This filter makes it possible to include
              the same code chunks in multiple documents, or even the same code  chunks  multiple
              times in the same document.  (Icon installation only.)


       A  parser converts a source file to the noweb pipeline format, interpreting the ``markup''
       in that file.  By default, the tools use the standard noweb markup, but some installations
       may support nuweb markup as well.  Parsers include

       markup Converts standard noweb(1) markup to pipeline format.

              Converts  nuweb(1) markup to noweb pipeline format.  It is not part of the standard
              installation, but it can be found in noweb's contrib/norman directory.


       All filters and parsers are stored in /usr/lib/noweb


       It is possible to tell l2h about new control sequences by putting special TeX comments  in
       one's documentation chunks, but there's no documentation.  Use the source, Luke.

       numarkup  loses  information,  e.g.,  about the proper treatment of tabs.  It also doesn't
       compensate for notangle's newline-removal heuristic, which means results  on  nuweb  files
       may differ subtly from those produced by nuweb.

       Many filters are not available in installations that use Awk instead of Icon.


       noweave(1), notangle(1), noweb(1)
       The Noweb Hacker's Guide


       This man page is from noweb version 2.11b.


       Norman Ramsey, Harvard University.  Internet address
       Noweb home page at

                                         local 3/28/2001                                 NOWEB(7)