texmf/bibtex substructure

Nelson H. F. Beebe TWG-TDS@SHSU.edu
Mon, 23 Oct 1995 10:32:44 -0600 (MDT)

I think the proposed TDS structure for BibTeX looks fine.   Certainly,
user-contributed files should be separated from Oren's master files.
Also, although a lot of the 50+ .bst files are standalone, there
are a few (Harvard, Chicago, AGU, ...) that have associated LaTeX
styles, and sometimes, README, and test files, so they should
get separate subdirectories to avoid filename collision.

By the time sample LaTeX files are introduced to illustrate the
various citation options, and the bibliography formatting, one
gets a substantial number of files.  In the current collection 
on ftp.math.utah.edu:/pub/tex/bibtex, there are about 240 files,
of which 62 are .bst files.  For small systems, that is probably
too many to have in one directory, so your proposed splitting
would help.

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