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STANFORD ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PROJECT AUGUST 1972
OPERATING NOTE 70
The Document Compiler
PUB is an advanced text justifier and page formatter intended
primarily for use by programmers. It can automatically number pages,
sections, figures, footnotes, etc. and can print their numbers in
roman numerals as well as in digit or letter form. It can generate
cross references, tables of contents, and indexes. Page layout is
flexible, and allows multiple column output. Line formatting
includes tabs, underlining, superscripts, subscripts, centering, and
justification. Macros programmed in a SAIL-like string-processing
language can generate text to be printed in the document. The output
of the compiler is a file which can be printed on the terminal, on
the line printer, or on microfilm.
Les Earnest created the concept of the Document Compiler and
specified most of its capabilities.
Dan Swinehart provided invaluable advice and aid throughout the
development of PUB.
Russ Taylor programmed the FR-80 preprocessor.
This work was supported in part by the Advanced Research Projects
Agency of the Department of Defense under Contract SD 183.