[dev-context] audit of commands

Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد ishamid at colostate.edu
Thu May 6 17:50:37 CEST 2010

Dear gangsters,

I'm interested in an audit of all current mid-to-high-level mkiv commands,  
including experimental or undocumented ones. I'm trying to come up with,  
as much as possible, a set of context commands which is

mutually exclusive

jointly exhaustive.

By 'mutually exlcusive' in this context I mean that I want to identify,  
for redundant commands, the deprecated commands and use only the current.  
No point teaching old methods.

By 'jointly exhaustive' I mean that i don't want to leave anything out, at  
least not yet. Some of, eg, the bidi and otf control is undocumented, and  
I can dig those up. OTOH there are lots of other areas where there may be  
some commands of interest that only get brought up on the list  

by mid-level I mean commands like


or other user-friendly non-plain commands that may be used to create mkiv  
macros etc.

Aside from core developers Hans and Taco: Luigi, Wolfgang and Mojca seem  
to have extensive knowledge of the internals... any ideas how we can do  
this in an efficient manner?

My idea is to organize this list in interesting ways for pedagogical  
purposes, for the current book project.

Again, ONLY MKIV is under consideration; as far as this book project is  
concerned, only mkiv exists ;-)

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Professor Idris Samawi Hamid, Editor-in-Chief
International Journal of Shi`i Studies
Department of Philosophy
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

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