[texhax] Improved TeX error reporting - feature request

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue May 10 02:05:41 CEST 2005

>>>>> "Robin" == Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk> writes:

  > any tex-based errors are pretty ghastly.  this is characteristic
  > of the age in which it was developed, and of the fiendishly feeble
  > machines we had to play with back then.  but they're a lot better
  > than the first algol 68 compiler i played with, which had a single
  > syntax diagnostic "not a program!".  that was 5 years or so before
  > knuth started work on tex.

...and if you are honest you must admit that most modern programming
languages do not provide much better error messages...

TeX's error messages are not so bad, the language is a bit
idiosyncratic, though.


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