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Re: Shortcut for \repeat unfold

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Shortcut for \repeat unfold
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:43:11 +0200
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Lukas-Fabian Moser <> writes:

> I answer somewhat orthogonally to your question: I think that for many
> people it's a lot easier to digest the information
> "\* creates unfolded repeats; this behaviour may be changed using
> \defaultRepeatType percent"

That is one step forward, one step back: one advantage of a fixed
shorthand is that documents written in colloboration can depend on it.
"this behavior may be changed" negates that again.

>>  One reason \etc is so great is that you
>> can use it in many different cases without thinking too much
>> or writing a single line in an esoteric, err, not very
>> commonly spoken programming language.
> Absolutely. It's an incredibly elegant tool.


David Kastrup

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