Thu, 22 Jan 2009 18:11:15 -0500
Joseph Wright <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> I'd imagine that LaTeX3 documents will start with something other than
> \documentclass (let's call it \documenttype, for arguments sake). Given
> the likely size of a LaTeX3 kernel, essentially the entire 2e kernel
> could also be included without making it all that much bigger. If the
> first line of the file is \documenttype, the 2e stuff is never used. On
> the other hand, if \documentclass is found, the new kernel "bails out",
> runs the current 2e code and the file is processed as a 2e document.
I'd like to suggest that \documenttype, consistent with usage in the
gellmu project, be reserved for a document under an abstract
LaTeX-like markup instance that is equivalent to a document instance
under an SGML (or XML) document type.
I think something like \Documentclass (upper case) would make more
sense for new regime documents written in LaTeX the typesetting language