[lug] More LaTeX samples?

Tkil tkil at scrye.com
Tue Sep 25 03:16:30 MDT 2001


TeX is, indeed, mostly a typesetting language ... with enough "general
purpose" ability to have other things built on top of it.

LaTeX, on the other hand, is much more structured; it's not
unreasonable to conceive of a LaTeX to, say, docbook (SGML
application) converter.  i know there are some LaTeX -> HTML
converters out there.

generally, any document that has scoped semantic markup should have
largely isomorphic representations across LaTeX, DocBook, HTML, and
other reaonable markup languages.

languages that don't scope, or at least not gracefully (troff,
whatever bizarre thing i used to use on ibm mainframes) can usually
only represent a subset of the structure that a scoping representation

end meta-quibble.  :)

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