# [texhax] Obsolete \centerline command used in amsbook class (Uwe L?ck)

Jim Diamond Jim.Diamond at acadiau.ca
Sun Sep 23 15:13:10 CEST 2012

On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 08:50 (-0400), Michael Barr wrote:

> I would like to comment on Uwe Lueck's comments on the use of plain
> and primitive tex commands in a latex document.  I once asked Leslie
> Lamport how he felt about that (this was at least 20 years ago) and
> his reply was, in effect, why not.

<snip>

> But when I use \def, someone is sure to
> comment that that is not latex.  No, it is not, but when did latex
> turn into a religion?

<Cut to scene from Monty Python and The Holy Grail>

Crowd of LaTeX rabble:   "Burn him! Burn him!"

:-)