On 06/01/2011 09:35, Arno Trautmann wrote:
> Hi all!
> Frank Mittelbach wrote:
>> Basically what xcoffins currently does is to provide a fairly natural way for
>> specifying how boxes (called coffins for some reason)
> May I ask for what reason? I'm always interested in the origin of
> somewhat unusual names. (like MiK ;) )

'boxes with handles' :-) (There does not seem to be another name that 
works any better, and coffins is memorable!)
Joseph Wright