[texhax] Any crazy math formulas for testing a TeX language interpreter

Douglas McKenna doug at mathemaesthetics.com
Wed Jan 13 01:09:23 CET 2016

Philip Taylor wrote -

> I agree that the JS component is likely to suggest "JavaScript" to the
> uninitiated reader (indeed, when I read Doug's message, I assumed that
> JSbox was written in JavaScript) but cannot agree that the "box" element
> suggest the CSS box model -- if anything, it suggests (to me, at least)
> a /sand/box (i.e., a JavaScript sandbox).  But the very fact that there
> are other, completely unrelated, JSboxen out there in the wild does
> suggest to me that a better name would not be at all a bad idea.  And I
> would strongly recommend that that name include the string "TeX"
> (regardless of case).

Understood and duly noted.  JSBox was just (among other things)
a personal joke, and won't be the final name for precisely these reasons.

Whether it should have "TeX" in the name remains arguable, since no
one seems to know quite precisely what "passing the trip test" means.
For now, all I'm willing to assert is that it's FooBar, and that it wants to
be a TeX-language compatible interpreter and page layout maker.

Doug McKenna

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