(supercite.info)Thanks and History


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Thanks and History
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   The Supercite package was derived from its predecessor Superyank 1.11
which was inspired by various bits of code and ideas from Martin Neitzel
and Ashwin Ram. They were the folks who came up with the idea of
non-nested citations and implemented some rough code to provide this
style. Superyank and Supercite version 2 evolved to the point where much
of the attribution selection mechanism was automatic, and features have
been continuously added through the comments and suggestions of the
Supercite mailing list participants.  Supercite version 3 represents a
nearly complete rewrite with many of the algorithms and coding styles
being vastly improved.  Hopefully Supercite version 3 is faster,
smaller, and much more flexible than its predecessors.

   In the version 2 manual I thanked some specific people for their
help in developing Supercite 2.  You folks know who you are and your
continued support is greatly appreciated.  I wish to thank everyone on
the Supercite mailing list, especially the brave alpha testers, who
helped considerably in testing out the concepts and implementation of
Supercite version 3.  Special thanks go out to the MUA and Emacs
authors Kyle Jones, Stephen Gildea, Richard Stallman, and Jamie
Zawinski for coming to a quick agreement on the new
`mail-citation-hook' interface, and for adding the magic lisp to their
code to support this.

   All who have helped and contributed have been greatly appreciated.


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