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Will Robertson <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:59:52 +1030
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Dear Kelly,

Thanks for your efforts on this project. It will be exciting to see what you come up with (and will no doubt promote a lot of discussion and iteration).


> On 14 Oct 2018, at 4:06 pm, Kelly Smith <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> I sent an email, about a week ago, asking if the L3 Team would be interested in
> my observations during the development of a class using L3 techniques and
> tools. I soon received a reply from Frank Mittelbach, who kindly invited my
> feedback. I'd like to say thank-you to the Team for this opportunity to
> contribute to the L3 Project.
> Work is still in the very early stages, but I thought it would be a good idea
> to let the Team know my plans for the near future. I expect that several
> important packages will be incompatible with the class because many core
> components will be rewritten.
> The class is separated into ``modules'' to help with organization. Here is a
> list of the modules I plan to have completed in the near future:
>  bootstrap (in progress) Define wrappers around some necessary primitives
>    (e.g. \tex_pagewidth:D) and 2e layout parameters (e.g. \textwidth).
>  fontsize (complete) Define template for user font size commands and define
>    standard size commands (e.g. \normalsize).
>  pagelayout (in progress) Define template for page layout and define some
>    commands to allow convenient changes.
>  title (not started) Define template for title (page) and commands for setting
>    information such as date, author(s), &c.
> I'll provide an update when I've made some noticeable progress. In the
> meantime, please feel free to let me know of any questions or concerns.
> Warmly,
> Kelly Smith