[tex-live] urlbst Script?

C.M. Connelly cmc at math.hmc.edu
Fri Jul 29 00:22:17 CEST 2011

"KB" == Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>


    KB> I am skeptical that a script intended to modify bst files
    KB> is all that generally useful -- seems like it is the
    KB> result of the modifications which would be more likely
    KB> desired.  

Very true, but if you, say, had some custom-bib configuration
files that you used to generate .bst files, and then wanted to
modify those to add the @webpage and field support that urlbst
supplies, having the script in a runnable location makes it
possible to have source that anyone can build.  (Guess what I need
to do!)

Also, in theory you can modify any existing .bst file, so you
might want to do that for something that isn't included in the
distribution.  (Obviously that won't help you if you then try to
submit a paper using your modified .bst file to a publication, but
if it's something you're publishing yourself, it could be handy.)

    KB> But since you asked, ok ... it was on my list
    KB> from your previous request, just hadn't gotten to it yet.
    KB> (And there won't be much catching up by me this weekend,
    KB> either.  In due time ...)

Cool.  Thanks!


  Claire M. Connelly                             cmc at math.hmc.edu
  System Administrator, Dept. of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College
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