Sebastian Rahtz writes:
> > > a) the ability to typset lines to a grid
> > I don't see why this cannot be accomplished by proper settings of the
> > various vertical space parameters in the documentclass. I.e., I don't
> > think it is an inherent restriction in LaTeX, it is a decision left up
> > to the designer/documentclass writer.
> indeed. I did a book like this once. it was a nightmare, for all the
> reasons Michael points out
it is partly a problem of TeX having the wrong internal model for it
so it would not at all easy for e-TeX or Omega to overcome that
part. ie you need to come up with a completely new model replacing the
idea of glue as it is.
but a suitable implementation (leaving alone a few boundary cases) it
is not on the turning machine level of problems and in fact with a
better designer interface could be very well provided on the class
--- which is one of the goals of the project ie providing such interfaces ---