[NTG-context] feature request

Atsuhito Kohda atsu10.kohda at gmail.com
Sat Jul 6 01:44:03 CEST 2019


Hi Alan,

> 1) when new to Context, coming from LaTeX and learning a new system;
...
> One gets over the first case rather quickly and then there is no
> going back: the philosophies are so different.

Hmm, I'll make an effort to be a LaTeX user and also ConTeXt user.

Best regards,
Atsuhito Kohda

2019年7月5日(金) 0:56 Alan Braslau <braslau.list at comcast.net>:

> On Thu, 4 Jul 2019 11:16:22 -0400 (EDT)
> Aditya Mahajan <adityam at umich.edu> wrote:
>
> > > BTW, I constantly convert Beamer documents into ConTeXt's
> > > simpleslide documents recently and it is very convenient
> > > if I can use \pmatrix{a&b\cr c&d\cr} style because it is similar
> > > to LaTeX documents.
> >
> > You can create a private module with the definitions that you need.
> > If these are general enough, then you can also release it as a third
> > party module for others to use. I don't see the value of adding (and
> > maintaining!) a module that provides LaTeX compatibility as part of
> > the core.
>
> LaTeX compatibility is desired (by some)
> 1) when new to Context, coming from LaTeX and learning a new system;
> 2) for ConTeXt users who are *required* to sometimes use LaTeX,
>    for example in submissions to journals etc. that accept LaTeX but
>    cannot handle Context sources.
>
> One gets over the first case rather quickly and then there is no
> going back: the philosophies are so different.
>
> In the second case, I restrict myself to a strict use of the journal's
> own template (for example with revtex), never asking for anything more
> nor anything less.
>
> In a third situation of editors who give lip service to accepting TeX
> submissions, I give them plain text for they are going to re-key in
> everything in any case. I provide them with a pdf that they can use
> to correct their markup.
>
> Alan
>
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