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Re: Prefer luatex for documentation

From: Jean Abou Samra
Subject: Re: Prefer luatex for documentation
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 13:33:40 +0100

> Le 21 nov. 2022 à 13:22, Wols Lists <> a écrit :
> On 20/11/2022 15:05, Jean Abou Samra wrote:
>> Le 20/11/2022 à 15:40, Werner LEMBERG a écrit :
>>> I'm too tired to defend superior typographical output
>>> again and again since it is obviously only me who sees a benefit in
>>> it.
>> It's not that I don't see any benefit at all in superior
>> typographical output. However, the benefits are tiny in my
>> view, and they need to weighed against all the other variables
>> (maintenance, speed, ...)
>> For sure, typography is more important *in comparison to
>> those factors* to you than to me (and probably all other
>> developers).
> Sorry, I have to chip in here, and say "developers be damned!"
> Documentation is aimed at USERS. The quality of documentation is important 
> (yes I know I might be an outlier, preferring to read/print pdf 
> documentation). I'm very much on Werner's side - for production use, quality 

The availability of documentation is also important. Arguably, it is more 
important. And build problems are fixed by developers, not users, sometimes 
very painfully, and using time that they could spend on other tasks.

> If you don't want to support three engines, ditch one of the other two, and 
> if necessary make a config option that says "speed or quality?"

That is exactly what I have been advocating from the beginning.


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