[texhax] Callable TeX?

Michael Doob mdoob at ccu.umanitoba.ca
Wed Oct 27 18:18:18 CEST 2010

On Wednesday 27 October 2010 11:11 am, Peter Davis wrote:
> I'm investigating using TeX as a composition engine for an existing
> publishing workflow.  The goal would be to make TeX callable, so I would
> pass in some text and some parameters, and get back dvi.
> I know Jonathan Fine did some work a while ago on a TeX daemon.  Has anyone
> heard anything further about this?  Any other efforts to make TeX a callable
> library or something?

Is this the sort of thing you had in mind?

echo '\documentclass{article}\\begin{document}Hello, World!\\end{document}' | latex 

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