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Re: package configuration design

>>"Wichert" == Wichert Akkerman <wakkerma@wiggy.ml.org> writes:

 Wichert> [1  <text/plain; us-ascii (quoted-printable)>]
 Wichert> Previously Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho wrote:
 >> No.  Let the frontend define everything about presentation - including
 >> order - as it sees fit.  If a package _really_ needs a given order, it
 >> should use a command that the language provides for that purpose.  You
 >> refer to SGML and LaTeX in another post - this will make it even more
 >> LaTeXish and SGMLish.  Content shouldn't control presentation where it
 >> doesn't need to.

 Wichert> Interesting idea. How about adding commands to define a beginning and
 Wichert> an end for a block, within which the frontend is not allowed to change
 Wichert> the order, but may freely change the order of blocks and seperate
 Wichert> items?

	Since I am on an heirarchical kick today, if things were done
 in an heirarchical fashion, variables at the same level could be
 presented in any order, as long as the children come first (or
 last). So you could do depth first or breadth first presentation,
 with sibling occuring in random order. 

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 following its own desires as it is. A disciplined mind leads to
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