[tex-live] texworks in TL 2010

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Sat Nov 13 20:17:19 CET 2010

On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 1:14 PM, Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk> wrote:
> On 2010-11-13 03:40, Axel E. Retif wrote:

> I know, that was a typo on my part, my point has been mare also by others,
> as there are some many more (pdf)LaTeX users than plain TeX, XeLaTeX and
> ConTeXt users combined (my estimate), why not please the majority.

Users should at least know WHAT they are using and probably the best
way to do it is to have them configured the  frontend. Nanny approach
will hurt them in the future. Too many Mac LaTeX users who had
everything installed for them are truly sure that TeXShop is all what
they need and are REALLY surprised when learn that TeXShop is not a

PS I am talking from my perspective as a mathematician and in
mathematics (pdf)LaTeX is the only game in the town so there is no
need to proselyte; on the contrary one needs to discourage students
from copying the preamble from their supervisor who most likely did
the same then added few packages and macros used by the coauthors
without even noticing that the same thing is defined by few different
macros and the best way to do this is to create some obstacles.


Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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