[NTG-context] [***SPAM***] YATM (Yet Another Table Method)

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sun Sep 8 17:02:24 CEST 2013


On 9/8/2013 2:17 PM, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
>
> Am 08.09.2013 um 02:33 schrieb hwitloc at gmail.com:
>
>>
>> Thanks for the explanation.
>> Providing the mapping feature with  \mapTABLEtoxtabl  and \restoreTABLEfromxtable
>> was a very good choice.
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Hans Hagen  wrote:
>>
>>> On 9/7/2013 3:31 AM, hwitloc at gmail.com wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I just noticed the YATM, "yet another table method", built in ConTEXt, called "extreme tables", which is said to be a variant of the natural table mechanism.
>>>>
>>>> Is extreme-tables a superset of natural-tables functionality?
>>>>
>>>> Is the future in extreme-tables and will natural-tables eventually take a back seat and then fade away, being surpassed in development, features and usage?
>>>
>>> - the natural tables will stay (but frozen
>>> - you can overload them: \mapTABLEtoxtabl \restoreTABLEfromxtable
>>> - xtreme tables have more protential for extensions without
>>> sacrificing speed
>>> - xtreme tables are faster but for normal use both suit
>
> Do you plan to add something equivalent to \setupTABLE[<row>][<column>][<settings>]
> because xtables lack the function to set values for certain rows/columns.

in TABLE that is both flexible and a slow-downer but in xtreme table we 
have named cells, rows, cellgroups, rowgroups (also a bit better 
abstraction and fits nicely in the setup handler; in TABLE is boils down 
to storing the setup and reparsing)

Hans

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