cliff on Wed, 8 Dec 1999 20:57:48 -0600

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A commented version of the documentation source?

Hello. I'm new to pari.  I am planning on having my cryptography
students use Pari-GP next semester as a "desk calculator" to try out
some basic algorithms. The only problem I forsee is that the manual
comes as one giant postscript file, which makes it a bit difficult to
use.  Ilya Zakharevich informed me that there is a version of the
manual in IPF format.  However, I have not been able to find a reader
for that format that runs under UNIX.

My idea is to convert the manual to Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format and add
hyperlinks.  I have already verified that when the manual is run
through 'pdftex' instead of 'tex', a very nice pdf document is
produced.  (I can make that available if anybody wants it.)  What I
would like to do is make some changes to the cross referencing and
indexing macros so that pdftex will generate hyperlinks, bookmarks,
etc.  For this, it would be most helpful if there were a version of the
file parimacro.tex with some explanatory comments.  Does such a version
exist?  Lacking that, could you put me in touch with the person who
wrote the macros?

I've never done anything with hyperlinks before, so it may take me
awhile to create something acceptable.  However, I am reasonably good
at TeX, so I think I can manage this. I would, of course, be happy to
share the result with whomever wants it.

Thanks for your help.  

--cliff bergman

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