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[Axiom-developer] Re: Requiring LaTeX

From: Gabriel Dos Reis
Subject: [Axiom-developer] Re: Requiring LaTeX
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 17:40:13 -0500 (CDT)

On Fri, 1 Sep 2006, C Y wrote:

| --- root <address@hidden> wrote:
| > \begin{rant}
| >
| > We part company on this one.
| > I guess I'm alone in understanding that the Latex IS THE SOURCE.
| >
| > Latex is not optional, it is not overhead, it is not waste.
| > If latex is not installed then axiom SHOULD NOT BUILD.
| If we take that approach, then it is just as important to bundle TeX in
| some form along with Axiom as it is to bundle GCL.  Particularly on
| Windows, where an installation of TeX probably does not already exist.

we might probably want to bundle a working C compiler, a working
operating system, as well.

sorry, I could not resist.

-- Gaby

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