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Chris Rowley <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 24 Apr 2009 09:20:11 +0100
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Hi Karl

Looking at this from your viewpoint: how do you (or others) want to use
such a list?

I can think of many reasons, including some of my own activities.

The next question will be (and is what I am researching in my context):

  what type of list would be the best fit-to-purpose?

My major context is the need to have a reference standard (or standards)
for (a subset of) 'standard LaTeX', together with a rationale, that
non-LaTeX consumers of 'LaTeX documents' can refer to in describing their
capabilities (to people or to other software).

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From: Frank Mittelbach <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: 24/04/2009 08:21
Subject: Re: list of latex2e control sequences?


 > Excuse this seemingly obvious question, but I could not find the answer.
 > Does a list of official/core latex2e control sequences exist?  If not,
 > can it be generated from the sources somehow?  Help?

what do you define as a "core latex2e control sequence"?

one answer to you is yes:

 - source2e typesets the whole kernel and enerates an index for you
   all commands used in the kernel

but is this your definition of core you are looking for? Probably not.

 - classes.dtx etc define additional commands
 - some internal commands wouldn't be core depending on definition
 - ...

so this might need some better spec


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