Co-developers wanted: document markup language

David Boddie david at boddie.org.uk
Fri Aug 24 15:22:45 CEST 2007


On Fri Aug 24 11:04:33 CEST 2007, Torsten Bronger wrote:

> Paul Rubin writes:
> 
> > TeX/LateX have been around forever and are well established
> > standards, as awful as they are.  Why do we want ANOTHER markup
> > language?
> 
> Well, because they are awful.  ;-)  I don't see that there is a
> bunch of already existing projects, in fact, I don't see anyone
> challenging LaTeX at all.  However, competition is a good thing, and
> I think there are enough aspects about LaTeX that can be done better
> so that this project is worth being done.

There are alternatives to LaTeX if you are prepared to look for them.
One of these is Lout:

  http://lout.sourceforge.net/

Another option is to use TeX, but with Python as an alternative "macro
language":

  http://www.pytex.org/

David



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