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Re: a nitpicky reading of policy

On Fri, Dec 03, 1999 at 09:13:44AM -0500, Raul Miller wrote:
> > > On a completely different subject, I'm not so sure that TeX and LaTeX
> > > should really be standard. [reasons snipped]
> LaTex, I agree.  TeX, maybe -- I'd like to see your reasons.

Splitting TeX and LaTeX in the current setup would not be a
necessarily easy job.  It would, however, reduce the size of the total
texmf tree by a fair bit.  But how would one decide which fonts to put
in the small base part, etc.?  Not easy.  And besides, LaTeX is used
by other software almost as much as plain TeX, I would guess.



  Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
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