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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-30 22:35:34

Douglas Gregor <gregod_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On Wednesday 30 October 2002 05:38 am, Anthony Williams wrote:
> > I found it remarkably easy to learn to _write document_ using LaTeX --- it
> > is learning to write macros that is tricky, and thankfully, we should only
> > have to do that once at the beginning (to write a boost LaTeX class), and
> > then small maintenance issues as people want to add more stuff.
> Do we have a volunteer to prototype a little bit of this system so we can
> determine if it is feasible? My own encounters with writing LaTeX macros have
> been less than satisfying, though actually writing documents in LaTeX is a
> joy (read: I'm not volunteering to write the macros, but I wouldn't mind
> using a LaTeX-based system if that turns out for the best).

I have found that simple things are handled really well in LaTeX, but
for example if you need to control where pages get broken, you may be
in for a special kind of hell. Aleksey and I had a miserable
experience with LaTeX when we were writing the MPL paper.

                    David Abrahams
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