[texhax] VIP compatibility (was ... Appendices)

Uwe Lueck uwe.lueck at web.de
Sun Nov 21 12:59:26 CET 2010

"Boris Veytsman" <borisv at lk.net>, 20.11.2010 18:38:44:
>UL> From: "Uwe Lueck" 
>UL> Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 13:17:47 +0100 (CET)
>UL> I have always thought of some "pecking order":
>UL> When a "less important" package X turns out 
>UL> to be incompatible with a "more important"  
>UL> package Y, X must strive for compatibility.
> Well, hyperref is, in my opinion, one of the most important packages
> here.  Nevertheless Heiko does everything possible to ensure
> compatibility with a lot of other packages.

A Very Important Point. 

hyperref certainly is a Very Important Package. 
Since about one and a half year, I have considered nonsense 
not using hyperref as soon as a document needs a 
table of contents, moreover links to the web or other 
documents are so nice.

A Very Important Package Y such as hyperref or amsmath 
simply may be too difficult to understand for the authors of package X 
such as lineno.sty. So unless I get some heavy funding, 
one may hope that the maintainers of Y understand X 
and can provide a compatibility hack. ((i) This may be difficult 
with X = lineno.sty. (ii) Alex Rozhenko's afterpackage 
is nice for such hacks.)

Thanks for reading, 


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