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Re: [AUCTeX] ConTeXt MkIV Support

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] ConTeXt MkIV Support
Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2016 11:24:08 +0200
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Tobias Berndt <address@hidden> writes:

> It's a petty and I have no idea why TeX users not realize that ConTeXt
> MkIV is something like the TeX of the 21. century (even Donald Knuth
> recommends it :)!

It's rather the TeX of the 202nd decade instead of the 21st century.

> It is modern, more elegant and logical in writing code and supports
> real XML en passant. We have changed from XeTeX to ConTeXt because of
> just that:

There is no dependable and/or accurate user documentation (either free
or for sale), it changes on the fly (and it's monolithic without much of
a separation between core and modules), there is no document stability.
You cannot sensibly use it without being a member of the Context mailing
list.  If you want to do serious work with it, you better have Hans on
short-dial (or better, he'll have you on short-dial).

I can use LaTeX packages written 20 years ago, and documents from that
time compile.  That's why talking about centuries makes more sense with
LaTeX than with Context.

The Context universe is Hans-centric to a degree that the TeX universe
never was around Don or the LaTeX universe around Leslie.

Don and Leslie have moved on.  What would happen to Context if Hans did
the same?

David Kastrup

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