Sebastian Rahtz writes:
> no, i was serious for once.
I had a sneaking suspicion this was the case, but I was too scared
to admit it to myself!
> TeX is ok, in this context, but once we go
> outside that, its C++ or Java, please. If Phil Taylor is listening and
> says `WEB!' I shall scream (silently)
I was going to mention the W word but I thought I had better keep
At the moment, Java is a moving target. I would rather ISO standard C
than a flavour of C++. Anyway, we're getting sidetracked . . . .
> what do you have in mind? N articles being combined into one journal
> issue? Robin Fairbairns was working on that for TUGboat, and
> Matt (where is he now?) Swift discussed in some detail a few years
Yes, that's what I had in mind. I think that is the `bigger issue'
here. Getting page numbers etc. right is just a `symptom' of a bigger
> Elsevier, for what its worth, combines articles at the printing level:-}
I'm surprised. A pity. We should be able to do much better.
MS Word (for instance) may not do this sort of thing much better, but
it does it better. A challenge to us all!