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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.