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Re: Undefined concepts used in Learning Manual

From: Trevor Daniels
Subject: Re: Undefined concepts used in Learning Manual
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 18:48:54 -0000

John Sellers wrote

In reading through the Learning manual, all concepts seeming to be well
introduced before using them in examples. The clarity of these sections could
not be better.

However in "section 2.5.1, Organizing pieces with variables"
it seems that several concepts are used in examples without having been
previously defined.  Also new syntax is introduced without explanation.

These include

paper, variable, types, objects, new kinds of use of backslash, cm, 21.0 (e.g. numbers with decimal points), =, " " (e.g. quoted strings), line-width (e.g.
control variables), etc.

This is a valid criticism.  An easy solution is to delete this
small section, but the real problem is that the tutorial doesn't
mention any means of controlling output.  The right solution
would be to have a short introduction to controlling output,
mentioning \paper etc, which would be a suitable vehicle to
introduce the other topics you mention.  Then the example
would flow nicely later.  I'll make a note to look at this.


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