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Re: \begin{<env>} ... \end{<env>}

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 Arno Trautmann wrote: >> \latexstart > > What is this good for?… Just an idea, based on \starttext from ConTeXt. I quite liked the idea that the entire document was within a "latex environment". Totally unnecessary, of course. >> \itemizestart >> \item An item >> \item Another one >> \itemizeend > > Now that I read code not written by me, I notize a disadvantage: It’s > much harder to distinguish macros from environments. Maybe > > \itemize_start > \item > \item > \itemize_end > > might be better? This takes us back to the category code of non-letter characters: I doubt that having _ as a document-level "letter" is a good plan. Of course, you could do something like \def\itemize_#1{% _ *not* a letter   % Do tests on #1 } I'm not sure that this is much of an improvement on sticking with the current scheme, however. Perhaps this shows us the wisdom of using \begin{...} and \end{...}. -- Joseph Wright