[tex-live] your eqexam package

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Fri Jul 9 13:37:17 CEST 2010

On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 7:15 AM, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr> wrote:

> A short argument: if for some reason they disappear from the TeX community at
> some point and become unreachable (which I obviously don't wish, but experience
> proves such things happen), it will be very hard to take over maintenance of
> their packages, since the documentation will have to be rewritten basically from
> scratch.

Here I disagree: first, content of documentation should not be
recreated. For some packages it would be a matter of retyping. DPStory
is a completely different story but not because of proprietary fonts
(fonts could be replaced) but because recreation of astonishing
effects would require very significant efforts. But even in this case
it would be less than "from the scratch". Finally, a lazy/time pressed
 maintainer can use the original documentation + addendum


Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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