Re: Bug#358695: ITP: latex-utils -- utilities for LaTeX/xfig
Henning Makholm wrote:
> Scripsit Vincent Danjean <Vincent.Danjean@ens-lyon.org>
>> Package name : latex-compile
>> Description : easy compiling of complexe (and simple) LaTeX documents
>> This package provides several tools that aim to simplify the
>> compilation of LaTeX documents :
> I'm marginally unhappy with the word "compile" here. LaTeX programs
> are not being _compiled_; they are being _executed_ and their output
> are page descriptions.
A *lots* of book and document talk about 'compilation' for LaTeX
I know that TeX (and LaTeX) are Turing-powerfull (not sure about the
traduction here), so any classical algorithm can be write in this
language. However, we are generally more interested in the result of
the program than in its execution. That is why I think that talking
about 'compilation' is appropriate for LaTeX documents.