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D - D LaTeX manual - source

reply ssuukk <ssuukk .go2.pl> writes:
OK, someone requested the source, but my provider has some serious 
problems with relaying recently, so maybe I post it here (for anyone to 
check or fix).

For anyone who wants to see how LaTeX source looks like - just start 
with several PgDowns. The unreadable clutter at the beginning is just 
this fancy chapter/section formatting and header formatting commands. I 
don't understand them either ;-)

For anyone who wants to improve :-> please tell me, so we don't do the 
same job. I can supply you with html code that it was based on, to make 
diff.

And for the one who mentioned Lout. THANK YOU! I didn't know about this 
software. Lout compares to Latex like AmigaOS to UNIX... Or D to C++ 
(for someone who doesn't get it: it's 100 times better designed, 100 
times simplier, 100 times smarter)...
Jan 29 2004
next sibling parent Marcel Meyer <meyerm fs.tum.de> writes:
ssuukk wrote:
 And for the one who mentioned Lout. THANK YOU! I didn't know about this
 software. Lout compares to Latex like AmigaOS to UNIX... Or D to C++
 (for someone who doesn't get it: it's 100 times better designed, 100
 times simplier, 100 times smarter)...

If you start converting the manual to lout I would be happy to follow your efforts (hey, that was a nice way to say I want to participate without investing too much time, he? ;-) ). I've never done anything big in lout until now since our publications all rely on LaTeX for now. But building whole magazines with latex I encountered some "problems". That was the reason looking for sth. similar but different (just like C++...).
Jan 30 2004
prev sibling parent Olaf Rogalsky <olaf.rogalsky theorie1.physik.uni-erlangen.de> writes:
ssuukk wrote:
 And for the one who mentioned Lout. THANK YOU! I didn't know about this
 software. Lout compares to Latex like AmigaOS to UNIX... Or D to C++
 (for someone who doesn't get it: it's 100 times better designed, 100
 times simplier, 100 times smarter)...

Math formulas look quite ugly compared to LaTeX and this is hard to improve on. The lack of beeing turing complete make certain tasks extremly difficult, if not impossible. Lout has dropped support for the pdf backend, making it more difficult to produce electronic papers. To summarize it, LaTeX, with its add on packages, is a very featurefull, mature, baroque and ugly beast. Lout is a small and clean, but still practical research project, which lacks some of the more advanced (nevertheless important) features, that LaTeX provides. I use both. Olaf -- +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ I Dr. rer. nat. Olaf Rogalsky Institut fuer Theoretische Physik I I Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg I I Tel.: 09131 8528440 Staudtstr. 7 B3 I I Fax.: 09131 8528444 D-91058 Erlangen I | rogalsky theorie1.physik.uni-erlangen.de I +-------------------------------------------------------------------+
Jan 30 2004