[OS X TeX] memoir class, Table questions, position of floats, line numbering

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Sat Jun 12 15:15:08 CEST 2004

I'd whinged about wanting nicer lists....

On Saturday, June 12, 2004, at 03:14  AM, Will Robertson wrote:

> Do you mean lists as in \begin{enumerate} etc.?
> I'm curious, because I haven't use them much: what are their 
> deficiencies, and how would you like them to be?

I really wish there was finer, more granular control over the spacing, 
with more sensical, better named operators. booktabs just works and 
makes sense to a person coming from a traditional typography 
background, the list environments I've found thus far just infuriate 
and confuse (me at least) when one tries to change their behaviour.

The problem is the list environment is so much used elsewhere in TeX 
that AFAICT it's much more hard-coded in its behaviour than it ought to 
be (e.g., Memoir's adjustwidth environment is built on top of a 

Interestingly, I'm given to understand that ConTeXt grew out of an 
initial LaTeX package to make lists more manageable.


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