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The text was written using gvim. The typesetting—including all the diagrams—was done using the lout typesetting language. All of the code snippets were automatically extracted directly from the example programs and from test programs using a custom tool written in Go. The index was compiled by the author. The text and source code was version-controlled using Mercurial. The monospaced code font was derived from a condensed version of DejaVu Mono and modified using FontForge. The book was previewed using evince and gv, and converted to PDF by Ghostscript. The cover was provided by the publisher. Note that only printed editions are definitive: eBook versions are not under the author’s control and are often retypeset, which can introduce ...

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