# [OS X TeX] TeXShop 2.09a

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Mon Feb 6 17:21:54 CET 2006

Le 6 févr. 06 à 17:03, Claus Gerhardt a écrit :

>> On Feb 6, 2006, at 16:52, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>>
>>> What about (using \text from the amsmath package) $H(t) = 1 \text >>> { for$t > 0$}, 0 \text{ for$t < 0$}$?
>>>
>>> I know, that's not clean TeX coding, but such things happens,
>>> though.
>
> Well Bruno, there is no solution a fool can't break, but one should
> care for the majority (?) of those who do have a brain.

Yes, but the above is syntactically correct, though.

Actually I was thinking rather of TeX code produced automatically,
for example by LyX or Scientific Word, or by the Convert to TeX
functionality of GUI equation editors who have it. I remember, when
starting to use TeX years ago, being puzzled by the TeX code produced
by Expressionist.

Plus, having at times had to work with TeX input produced by other
people -- colleagues or student -- who did not know TeX well and were
using as a basis a document -- report or Master or PhD thesis for
example -- coming from another person, I would say: never
underestimate the amount of nonsense you may have to deal with.

Which means TeXShop, being aimed at simplicity and ease of use, and
appeal to as large as possible a user base, must IMHO use as robust
solutions as possible, and make as few assumptions as possible on the
amount of TeX proficiency of its users.

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