[texhax] Updating the morehelp package

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Wed Oct 4 10:23:36 CEST 2017

On 4 October 2017 at 08:31, Brian Dunn <bd at bdtechconcepts.com> wrote:
> With the supposed rush of new users of LaTeX, someone may want to
> revive, update, or replace the 20-years dormant morehelp package, which
> attempts to replace common LaTeX error messages with a more descriptive
> explanation.
> The package is available on CTAN but doesn't seem to be included in
> TeXLive.
It isn't in texlive as it doesn't have a compatible licence, however I
suspect that the requirement is better handled by editing software.
Many tex editors more or less completely hide (or worse, mangle) the
tex error message, so having more descriptive messages from tex
wouldn't help. The editor itself can offer more help, I know auctex
(emacs tex mode) has had descriptive text for each error message given
by the latex format since the beginning.


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