At 11:23 +0000 1998/12/02, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
>> I think the use of TeX is expanding: It is not only the standard in math,
>> but also pretty much at the XXX archive, and in many quarters of computer
>i see no actual sign that use of tex is expanding. i even see
>students around here using word for theoretical computer science
>(which is maths that somehow doesn't want to speak its name ;-)...
I guess you only see what is expanding the fastest. (I do not see that
students have a great need for TeX either -- did they ever have that in the
past?) Nevertheless, I do not see that those uses of TeX will be replaced
very quickly by something *ML that cannot do the job.
>> The *ML movements are currently pretty orthogonal to what TeX can offer:
>> The *ML offer fast, simple typesetting, suitable for WWW and simpler types
>> of printing.
>you're trolling, aren't you? you're trying to cause apoplexy in
>sebastian, i can tell...
He is causing apoplexy within himself most of the time, I think, if that's
what you mean. :-)
Otherwise, it must be those claiming that a *ML system has the capacity of
providing advanced typesetting which does not have the capacity of
conveniently providing the authoring and typesetting that TeX has, must be
those that are trolling.
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