[tex-live] texdoc ltablex

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue May 26 13:24:51 CEST 2009

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr> wrote:

> Robin Fairbairns a écrit :
> >> Ok, done. Even better would be if someone asks the author to provide the
> >> documentation in a separate file (preferably ltablex.pdf).
> > 
> > highly unlikely to be succesful: since he's an os researcher by trade,
> > and given that his latest footprints on the archive date from >10 years
> > ago...
> Ok, I wasn't expecting that to be easy anyway.
> Actually, my remark was not specifically about this case, I merely meant to
> recall the two following points:
> - sure we can always add more aliases to texdoc.cnf, but in the long run it will
> likely cause maintenance issues,
> - for most "normal" users, comments in the .sty file don't look like a so
> friendly documentation.

that last has worried me for a *long* time.  just recently, i started
work on recasting a well-known package's comments into a document (with
a view to presenting the result to the author as an example of what
might me done).  unfortunately, the package i chose had an awful lot of
documentation, and i only managed about 2/3 of it before more pressing
matters arose.

some day i'll resume, but not just now; the stuff isn't going to be
ready for release (even if the author approves) in time for tl'09, for


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