[tex-eplain] removing diagram and bibtex code

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Tue Dec 18 15:23:48 CET 2012

On Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:47:11 -0600
Luis Rivera <jlrn77 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello!
> I'm new to the list (and to eplain, for that matter), so perhaps my
> question challenges several pervading assumptions. My observation is
> partly a feature request and partly a question.
> I'm sure the code is there for some reason (perhaps even simply
> historical reasons), but I wonder whether is it feasible to _remove_
> the support for commutative diagrams and/or BibTeX bibliographies,
> among other things, to preserve only the middle-level formatting
> capabilities (cross references, columns, footnotes) in a slimmer, more
> compact eplain. If not, why these macros got in the core code of
> eplain in the first place?
> Cheers,
> Luis Rivera
> O< http://www.asciiribbon.org/ campaign

Eplain is what it is. It is not designed to be disassembled. My
attempts to extract this or that feature have not been

John Culleton
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