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Mithrandir the Wizard <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 6 Dec 2003 09:40:43 +0100
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>Are you thinking of something like Emacs autoloaded macros?  So one
>would want to have things be autoloaded upon first macro use or so?

No, I think he's thinking of a more rational approach to package loading
syntax. For example, if you want to set spanish as the document language you


instead of


That is, you say what you want to do instead of how you want it to be done.
I think this is the philosophy behind LaTeX. For example when you want to
write a chapter heading you use the \chpater command instead of using
commands for changing the type, inserting an entry on the index ...

I've allways thought that writing something like:


at the beginning of your document is not the way things should be done in


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