# [texhax] VIP compatibility (was ... Appendices)

Uwe Lueck uwe.lueck at web.de
Sun Nov 21 12:59:26 CET 2010

```"Boris Veytsman" <borisv at lk.net>, 20.11.2010 18:38:44:
>UL> From: "Uwe Lueck"
>UL> Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 13:17:47 +0100 (CET)
>
>UL> I have always thought of some "pecking order":
>UL> When a "less important" package X turns out
>UL> to be incompatible with a "more important"
>UL> package Y, X must strive for compatibility.
>
> Well, hyperref is, in my opinion, one of the most important packages
> here.  Nevertheless Heiko does everything possible to ensure
> compatibility with a lot of other packages.

A Very Important Point.

hyperref certainly is a Very Important Package.
Since about one and a half year, I have considered nonsense
not using hyperref as soon as a document needs a
documents are so nice.

A Very Important Package Y such as hyperref or amsmath
simply may be too difficult to understand for the authors of package X
such as lineno.sty. So unless I get some heavy funding,
one may hope that the maintainers of Y understand X
and can provide a compatibility hack. ((i) This may be difficult
with X = lineno.sty. (ii) Alex Rozhenko's afterpackage
is nice for such hacks.)