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Chris Rowley <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 22 Oct 1998 14:36:39 +0200
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Hans Aberg wrote on these subjects and asks, for example:

>   Is this a question that LaTeX3 addresses?
>   But does LaTeX have any opinions on this?

Since LaTeX and LaTeX3 have as yet no recognisable `thinking module' I
shall personalise the answers.

The LaTeX3 Team (aka They) are very much aware of this type of problem.

These have been categorised as falling into (at least) two types:
`local logical processing' and `input character stream processing'
(some can perhaps be put into either category).

We have spent a lot of time on investigating these areas.

Becoming now even more personalised, my opinion is that some of the
requirements of such processes are best built into `New Standard TeX':
ie NST, an acronym I just invented; NST should not to be confused with
NTS but should, at present, be confused with e-TeX and/or Omega and/or
pdfTeX and/or any other exciting project of which I have not yet

Other(s?) (not connected with the LaTeX3 team or any of the
above-named projects) are of the opinion that Active TeX can solve all
such problems: it would be nice to see a well-documented, freely-
available prototype demonstrating this.