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Achim Blumensath <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 14 Nov 2000 08:08:16 +0100
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On Mon, 13 Nov 2000, Lars Hellström wrote:
> Lately I've been working on a set of macros which edit the contents of
> a galley vertical list; in particular they remove some and add other
> things to the lines of a paragraph that has already been broken.
> What makes all this relevant to LaTeX-L however is that LaTeX2e* already
> does quite a lot to control what gets put on the vertical list, so in a
> fully developed 2e* system it might not be that hard to impose the
> condition that the contents of a galley should be removable/editable. It
> is probably too much to ask for direct support in the kernel (or is that
> kernel packages?), but perhaps some kind of interface for mechanisms
> like the one described above could be offered? (That's the main point in
> this letter, just in case anyone wonders.)

One of the main things I dislike about the design of TeX is that one does
not have direct access to the main data structures which makes it quite
hard to do things like, say, adding line numbers. Thus, I would be really
pleased if your suggestion is implemented. (Provided it can be done with a
reasonable amount of work.)

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