> > b) please lets have portable programs written in the genuinely
> > popular langauges, viz TeX or C++
> Ha ha, I think Sebastian omitted a couple of smilies.
no, i was serious for once. TeX is ok, in this context, but once we go
outside that, its C++ or Java, please. If Phil Taylor is listening and
says `WEB!' I shall scream (silently)
> Specials aside, dviconcat works well at the level of combining dvi
unfortunately, dviconcat is widely unavailable. its a pig to compile
even under Unix, and I have never seen it elsewhere
> files. But combining TeX or LaTeX source files is still not so easy.
> Publishers will come up with their own solutions. (Perhaps Sebastian
> can inform us about Elsevier practice.) Let's work towards some
what do you have in mind? N articles being combined into one journal
issue? Robin Fairbairns was working on that for TUGboat, and
Matt (where is he now?) Swift discussed in some detail a few years
Elsevier, for what its worth, combines articles at the printing level:-}