[tex-eplain] removing diagram and bibtex code

Luis Rivera jlrn77 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 20 01:31:14 CET 2012

On 19 December 2012 16:37, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
>     Perhaps what strikes me is the dependence of  the plain macro file on
>     code for BibTeX
> Like I said, I put the common definitions into btxmac precisely so
> *btxmac* could be independently read.  It was never a goal to have
> Eplain without bibtex support.

Now, that explains a lot!

>     could we try to get only the eplain
>     macros in xeplain.tex, standalone
> Sorry, but I still fail to see any reason to do so.  If you want to do
> it, go right ahead.  There's nothing technically difficult about doing
> so, as far as I can see.

ok. I guess I shall follow John's advice and not trying to isolate
features and take eplain as it is; or otherwise mix up my own macro
concoction separately.

> Whatever tiny amount of Eplain time I can scrape up I need to spend on
> other things, like looking at the double-column bug that never seems to
> really get fixed ... and I have pending fixes from Dan that need to get
> pushed out.  Etc., etc.  (If someone else wants to jump in and work on
> such development stuff, let me know.  Oleg clearly doesn't have time any
> more, unfortunately.)

Right. Thanks for the answers.


Luis Rivera
O< www.asciiribbon.org campaign

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