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

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
trivlist).

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

William

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