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Re: macros and publishing

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

LaTeX macros save significant effort because they permit abstraction,
not because we call them "macros".  Do LaTeX macros have a lot in
common with Lisp macros?  I fear I remember too little of TeX to
answer that question myself.

<kragen@pobox.com>       Kragen Sitaker     <http://www.pobox.com/~kragen/>
Edsger Wybe Dijkstra died in August of 2002.  The world has lost a great
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