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Thu, 18 Jun 1998 11:34:48 +0200

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 At 04:37 +0100 98/06/18, Timothy Murphy wrote: >Does this really mean I'll have to say "\math/phi" >every time I want a \phi ?   There are two questions: What names to use on a development level, and how to implement features that are easy to the user.   On the development level, long names are mainly (I think) the question of the speed of TeX, but I think TeX is not slowed much down by that. It is good if names alway expand to \math/phi or \phys/phi because it makes those names separate and they cannot clash.   But on the user level, there must be shortcuts: The user should avoid using those '/' as much as possible. One suggestion would be that the user is allowed to make local definitions:   When typing say (inventing a syntax on the fly) it expands to \document/name/my_doc/foo -- the point is that when several documents are blended together, these local definitions can be made globally available if needed.   I just jot down some ideas on how the matter could be developed. -- Doing this correctly would need (in the example) a careful study on how to actually blend together several documents, just as the discussions carried out earlier here in this group.   Hans Aberg                   * Email: Hans Aberg                   * Home Page:                   * AMS member listing: