4.6 Literal Directive
4.6 Literal Directive
Experience has shown that one of the most common typesetting
requirements is that of being able to typeset small program fragments in
the middle of the documenting free text. Typically there is a frequent
need to refer to program identifiers, and it assists the reader to have such
identifiers typeset in the same manner as the program text in the macro
To specify that some text be typeset in tt font, enclose the text in curly
1 Introduction
brace special sequences as follows.
2 Interface
3 Scanner
literal = "@{" ordinary_text "@}"
4 Parser
As in macro names, section names, and macro bodies, the text contained
5 Analyser
within the literal construct is protected by FunnelWeb from any
6 Tangle
non literal interpretation by the typesetter and the user is free to enclose
7 Weave
  text covered by the definition ordinary_text. FunnelWeb guarantees
8 Shell
that, no matter what the text is, it will be typeset in tt font exactly as it
9 Commands
appears. However, the text will be filled and justified into a paragraph as
10 Glossary
11 References
Here is an example of the use of the construct:
@C The @{WOMBAT@} (Waste Of Money, Brains, And
Time) function calls the @{kangaroo@} input
function which has been known to cause keybounce.
This keybounce can be dampened using the
@{wet_sloth@} subsystem.
Copyright   Ross N. Williams 1992,1999. All rights reserved.
http://www.ross.net/funnelweb/reference/parser_type_literal.html [3/3/2000 10:46:38 PM]

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