[OS X TeX] R, paradigm to bring into the LaTeX world?

Martin Costabel costabel at wanadoo.fr
Mon Oct 23 22:35:09 CEST 2006

Claus Gerhardt wrote:
> command, I probably would have, so that with a simple mouse click he 
> could have opened the documentation and a search for \atop would have 
> given him the information in five seconds. Even, if he didn't remember 
> that \atop is part of amsmath googling would have provided this 
> information in another five seconds; that's why I called his request 
> unnecessary.

Just a small remark: Five seconds in this example was too short, it did 
not allow you to read what you found.

\atop is *not* an amsmath command. It is mentioned in the amsmath 
documentation, but only because its use generates a warning. It is a TeX 
primitive, deprecated in LaTeX, but still working. Its syntax is defined 
and explained in the TeXbook, and on the web it is reachable from inside 
a tetex distribution via the file texmf-dist/doc/latex/tex-refs/tex.html 
which has a link to http://www.tug.org/utilities/plain/cseq.html , a 
complete list of TeX commands. For \atop, this gives detailed 
explanations on the page 

If you want to bookmark something, I would recommend the page 
or the corresponding file on your harddisk if it comes with your tetex 

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