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Hans Aberg <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 17 Oct 1998 13:05:58 +0200
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At 11:49 +0100 98/10/17, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
>latex's syntax has a little bit of regularity, a little bit of block
>structure, ..., but all told it's so uneven that it's silly to imagine
>`formally' specifying it.

  Whatever, it is important one makes up one's mind and make that explicit.

>added to which, the extreme difficult of faulting tex primitives,
>etc., that fall outside the scope of the syntax makes the utility of
>such a specification doubtful.

  I have noted that some tools, such as spell-checkers, are dependant on a
LaTeX syntax (not working properly if using merely PlainTeX).

  Hans Aberg
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