# [texhax] Improved TeX error reporting - feature request

Johan Glimming glimming at kth.se
Mon May 9 20:36:32 CEST 2005

Hi

I think the error handling in (La)TeX is not as good as it perhaps
could be. Consider the following

\begin{slide}{Introduction}
% \end{slide}

1000 lines of code involving \begin{slide}\end{slide}

In this case latex could not tell me that in fact it was the _very
first_ slide that did not have a closure w.r.t. the environment. I do
not know much about what's going on "under the hood", but surely
there is some (slight) improvement to make here other than just
"missing bracket inserted" etc (which currently gives NO indication
to which begin{slide} it found that it could not match)...

I have talked to another PhD student and he shares my opinion, so I
guess it's not just me! ;-)

Best Wishes,
Johan Glimming