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Re: SPIP - Simple Presentations In Perl

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 01, 2005 at 10:54 UTC ( #435355=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to SPIP - Simple Presentations In Perl

You call that simple? Any tool where I have to markup my sheets using HTML and/or XML, I don't call "simple". I've a home brew tool as well and it goes for simplicity too, and then the only simplicity I care about: the parts I type. My sheets look like:

Title of the sheet * Point I make. * Another point. <perl> Statement. Statement. Statement. </perl> Text with C<< inline code >>. E<< Emphasised text >>.
Of course, going for this kind of simplicity probably comes from my lazyness of postponing writing my presentations the night before I have to give them.


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Re^2: SPIP - Simple Presentations In Perl
by Crian (Chaplain) on Mar 01, 2005 at 11:18 UTC

    Hmm you are right in the point that the format of the spip files is not as simple as it could be (but simple enough I think - and as simple as I like it ;-).

    (You don't have to type much even if you write the presentation in the night before. Just copy the spip file from another, change chapter and subchapter (and perhaps the picture) and the data and thats it. Perhaps I think HTML is simple because I use it much. I wanted to use HTML in the data block because I wanted to have the freedom to use any HTML command I like in there. It's allways a question on what you want from a tool.)

    But the "Simple" in SPIP means that the presentations are only simple compaired with Power Point presentations with movements, sound and what else.

      I can still use HTML with my tool. It's just that I've limited the case where you have to. Sure, using XML or HTML gives you more theoretical flexibility, and when I first started to writing tools to create my presentations (and I've written many, which all worked till I became dissattisfied), I used markup to declare my title.

      But then I realized I always put the title on the first line. So now, the first line is the title. Leave blank for no title. Same with the lists - I could use <ul>, and <li>, and sometimes I write a slide using that (usually after typing some HTML elsewhere). Works fine, and no need to remove it if I did. But I find '*' shorter.

      However, if your method works for you, go for it. ;-)

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