Hans Aberg writes:
> One then becomes independent of that old PlainTeX once for
> all, and is free to build up an entirely new consistent logical structure.
You mean that one is free to build up an entirely new _inconsistent_
logical structure . . . ! We all know about creeping featurism. Even
small subcomponents such as NFSS show how difficult it is to get it
right. (And the NFSS is not modular - you can't easily add a new
`axis'. (Note - I said `easily'.))
> This will perhaps prepare for a new version of TeX, which can take care of
> the new LaTeX3 structures efficiently.
Let's hope so. As I said at the beginning, I hope we can progress to
a unified e-TeX/Omega platform.
> That is, if it can be made practical... So give it a try, I would say.
Oh, I have an open mind. I am sticking around for the long haul. I
just hope we don't lose others along the way.
> (It is probably more difficult to implement the feature at a later stage
> than removing it if it does not work.)