Robin Fairbairns wrote: > (ah good, the reply-to doesn't cause it to go to jf) Robin: You can send email directly to me, if you wish. [snip: I've quoted only the passages I'm replying to] > it would be nice to hear hans and taco responding to his claim that > luatex is a _big mistake_... Thank you, Robin, for reading these slides. I believe the talks will be recorded and made available, so you will be able so hear their response. You can also consult the archives of the luatex-dev mailing list, where I've raised before this very issue. I don't expect Hans and Taco to agree with me, but I do hope we'll have a useful conversation. > > In it I make some comments on LaTeX, which you might wish to respond > > to, if you were there. > > unfortunately, much of what he says is reasonable. of course, being jf > he's carefully painted us in the worst possible light. You have a point here. I'll add something about the achievements of LaTeX. How about: === * Achievements of LaTeX (the first fifteen years) ** Provides styles (aka classes) for standard documents ** Open: Allows programmers to add their own style files ** Provides reasonably uniform document syntax ** Lamport's LaTeX book provides gentle introduction ** Attracted energies of many talented developers ** Used and respected by many academics ** Adopted as submission format by many publishers ** LaTeX2e an important clean-up and revision of LaTeX209 === Suggestions, as before, welcome. > what i could do is prime kate jeary (u cam computing service) who i know > well. Yes, by all means ask Kate to ask a question on your behalf. -- Jonathan The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302).