Re: typesetting fractions

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg45782] Re: [mg45748] typesetting fractions*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 00:36:46 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst*References*: <200401201008.FAA27408@smc.vnet.net> <200401220837.DAA17457@smc.vnet.net> <200401230815.DAA27685@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Incorporating what's been done with (La)TeX would be consistent with what Wolfram Research has begun to do in with the version 5 kernel: employing well-established, widely-used third-party libraries rather than relying on in-house development. Garry Helzer wrote: > ...TeX does an excellent job in this regard. TeX has been around > since the '60s and is open source. Why doesn't someone at WRI just look > at how TeX does it and incorporate the rules? Why reinvent the > wheel especially if the wheels you produce in house always seem to have > corners on the rim? -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

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**Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: typesetting fractions***From:*Garry Helzer <gah@math.umd.edu>