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Re: Emacs design and architecture (was: Shrinking the C core)

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Emacs design and architecture (was: Shrinking the C core)
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2023 20:13:29 -0400

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  > Today we continue to be restricted by what the TeX Core Engine can do.
  > We are continuing to work with the pre-1983 version before Leslie Lamport 
  > developed LaTeX, a higher-level markup language built on top of TeX. 

It is had to add new functionality in TeX.  At the same time, TeX great at
optimizing line and page breaks.  So it would be hard to replace TeX
without a big loss of quality in output.

I know little about LaTeX, but I thought it was nicer commands
built on the same engine as TeX.  What would we gain by using LaTeX
as the base instead of Plain TeX?

Dr Richard Stallman (https://stallman.org)
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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