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Re: macros and publishing

On Saturday, November 23, 2002, at 03:00  PM, Geoffrey Knauth wrote:

> Since people use LaTeX macros to save significant effort in 
> publishing, is that an adequate example that macros are not evil, but 
> good servants?

By no means.  While I am a very strong supporter of a hygienic macro 
system over a regular syntax (PLT scheme), TeX/LaTeX has neither of 
these, and I've spent many hours gnashing my teeth, trying to 
understand its funny hidden corners.  I would be appalled to see TeX 
held up as the poster child for macros.

john clements