Ron Jeffries [re]learns something about simplicity.
We are writing this book using Adobe FrameMaker. Frame, as we affectionately call it, lets us store the chapters in individual files and organize them into a book in a separate book file. It turns out that we could use a little extra automation of our work, so I thought I'd just code up a little application. I wrote a few stories—here are a couple:
Report which files in the book directory aren't actually used in the book file. Ignore the backup files.
After adding and updating chapters, send just the files that have changed to Chet and Ann.
We're in the midst of a fairly ...