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**To**:*Multiple recipients of list LATEX-L <LATEX-L@RELAY.URZ.UNI-HEIDELBERG.DE>***Subject**:**Re: LaTeX forever (Was: math fonts, ALternatives to LaTeX)****From**:*Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns@CL.CAM.AC.UK>***Date**: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 11:32:26 +0100- Reply-To: Mailing list for the LaTeX3 project <LATEX-L@RELAY.URZ.UNI-HEIDELBERG.DE>
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Hans Aberg writes: > In fact, I disagree, because as far as the TeX community is concerned, it > might well be a good idea that everbody has an interest in LaTeX, at least > as ideals in the following senses: > > 1. LaTeX should be developed so TeX package writers might prefer to write > it as a LaTeX package rather than an independent package. While this obviously an aim, there are the plain-evangelists who are unlikely ever to submit to this `awful imposition' (as they see it). Some of them are merely dotty, but there are high-quality macro programmers who fit into this category too ... we're unlikely to convince them however hard we try, so that there'll continue to be `independent' packages generated. > 2. Users might prefer to use LaTeX plus some LaTeX packages, rather than > independent packages. Again, there are the evangelists who consider that using plain (or whatever) is in some sense `easier', regardless of any evidence to the contrary. Robin Fairbairns

**References**:**LaTeX forever (Was: math fonts, ALternatives to LaTeX)***From:*Hans Aberg <haberg@MATEMATIK.SU.SE>

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