# Direc­tory tex-archive/macros/lollipop

About Lollipop and its manual.

You have obtained a package containing the Lollipop format
and its manual.

** If you don't have a Big TeX read carefully below **

First run Initex on the file lollipop.tex'; this dumps a
file lollipop.fmt'.

Then run TeX (or virtex on some unix systems) with the
format lollipop on the file manual. Typically you type
>tex &lollipop manual
or
> virtex \&lollipop manual
Something along those lines. Starting with version 0.95 all
auxiliary files are supplied, so you have to process the
document only once. One reason for this is that the manual
involves an absurd amount of processing. This is *not* typical
for Lollipop documents!

The manual uses only Computer Modern, but there are a few
lines in manual.tex' that allow you to switch easily to Times
and Helvetica on Macintosh and Unix systems.

The manual is a pretty good illustration of the power of
Lollipop, but there is also a file 'address.tex' which
contains example macros for an address book.

Lollipop is still under development. The manual contains
some remarks about what is still to be done. If you have any
questions, remarks, suggestions (or if you want to voice
your appreciation :-) , feel free to contact me:
Victor Eijkhout
Department of Computer Science
107 Ayres Hall
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
eijkhout@cs.utk.edu

Here is how much of TeX's memory the manual used:
1367 strings out of 4672
16421 string characters out of 20445
69825 words of memory out of 70656
3289 multiletter control sequences out of 10000
19 hyphenation exceptions out of 307
28i,4n,24p,185b,556s stack positions out of
200i,60n,60p,5000b,2000s
Output written on manual (60 pages, 147943 bytes).

This clearly doesn't fit in the old-fashioned 64K TeX. If
you don't have a BigTeX, follow the directions in the
manual.tex file to process the manual in two parts. You will
have to comment out once the first and once the second half,
only formatting the other half. Since all auxiliary files
have been supplied, this works. (Even then both halves of
the manual barely fit in a 64k memory.) Otherwise formatting
proceeds as indicated above.

History so far:
0.9  October 1992, first public release
0.91 Unannounced update
TeX3 based lolplain
penalties and white space in embedded constructs
splittopskip set equal to topskip
0.92 November 1992, update for friends and family
math family setting for \rm, \bf, \tt
bugs in penalties corrected
0.93 December 1992, official update
Lots of nobreaks in pre/post-tex material of constructs
Synonym counters repaired
Topskip and raggedbottom in state of repair
0.94 December 1992, unofficial update
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