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Frank Mittelbach <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 31 Oct 2018 11:43:20 +0100
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Hi Kelly

>> The code from that is in
> I’m currently reading through this and I think I have some related ideas;
> although xfrontm is more evolved than my initial thoughts.

well, I can't honestly claim that I all of that is needed or in any way 
in the form I would do it now if I would redo it (haven't looked at it 
for a long time). But it was certainly representing the thoughts back 
then and the complexity and interfaces are due to looking at a huge 
number of different front matter requirements and trying to abstract 
from them in  a useful way.

Still, there might be stuff missing or stuff that is over the top.

>> My architecture vision talk in India gives a good overview on that
> I’ve watched this talk a couple of times now and am very excited by its ideas
> and the possibilities it offers. I’ll keep this in mind as I work on the class.

Eventually I really want to get back to that, after all the code is 
there and only waiting to be updated to the latest expl3 versions and I 
think something along those lines is kind of the right thing make a big 
leap as far as design interfaces are concerned.