luigi.scarso at logosrl.it
Thu Apr 28 10:01:12 CEST 2005
Vit Zyka wrote:
> before I started to use context I had prepared some diagrams in xypic.
Me too, for some notes on a course on commutative algebra when I was
student at university.
> It was the only way I knew for creating vector graphics for both tex
> and pdftex with text and graphics interaction possibility.
I try xfig with poor results.
> For that experience I strongly discourage for using it with context:
> 1) Xypic has the most obscure syntax I have ever seen.
After writing some commutative algebra exercises, xy code is not so
> 2) Nobody knows if there are not some name-space problems
Big problem not only with xypic.
(after grep-ing xp package and context base I found some possibles names
> 3) Metapost is naturaly incorporated to context, strongly supported,
> higher possibilities and (my opinion) much more intuitive.
Yes, I love metafun.
But a mp graphic must be preprocessed by mpost for inclusion, and I can
do it only
if I can execute sysytems commands; this open a security and performance
"Can I typeset a framedbox with a rulestyle WITHOUT using MetaPost ?"
I have posted an idea with XYPic; but \leaders can be used too.
> So I think that such a contextgarden xypic page would be only confusing.
ok, I follow your suggestion.
> P.S. If you are still interesting google for xypic manual.
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