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From: "Sébastien Miquel" <sebastien.miquel@posteo.eu>
To: Timothy <tecosaur@gmail.com>
Cc: org-mode-email <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Depreciating TeX-style LaTeX fragments (was: Org Syntax Specification)
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2022 08:08:11 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1d89ed13-328b-dd8a-c93d-78c64e8f90c9@posteo.eu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87lezgly20.fsf@gmail.com>

Hi,

With respect to readability, I only mean to point out that the $…$
syntax is one less character, and that the \(\) characters are quite
overloaded.

> this is a good opportunity to point out that $/$$ are very much second 
> class citizens in LaTeX now, no matter what you may see in old documents. 


The posts that you quote are 10 years old. As per [0] (2020), there
will be no LaTeX3. Nor is it only old documents that use the $…$
syntax : looking for learning ressources (see [1]), everything that I
find uses it. That includes The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX [2]
(2021) and https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Mathematics.

Although I have no evidence of this, my expectation is that the
majority of tex users use the $…$ syntax (it is in fact widely used
outside of tex: in most markdown flavors and texmacs for example). I
also expect that a significant proportion of tex users are not aware
of the \(…\) syntax. I think here of users that are less tech literate
than most of this mailing list.

Regards,

[0]: 
https://www.latex-project.org/publications/2020-FMi-TUB-tb128mitt-quovadis.pdf
[1]: 
https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/11/what-are-good-learning-resources-for-a-latex-beginner
[2]: https://ctan.tetaneutral.net/info/lshort/english/lshort.pdf

-- 
Sébastien Miquel



  reply	other threads:[~2022-01-16  8:09 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-09 18:02 Org Syntax Specification Timothy
2022-01-15 12:40 ` Sébastien Miquel
2022-01-15 16:36   ` Depreciating TeX-style LaTeX fragments (was: Org Syntax Specification) Timothy
2022-01-16  8:08     ` Sébastien Miquel [this message]
2022-01-16  9:23       ` Depreciating TeX-style LaTeX fragments Martin Steffen
2022-01-16  9:46       ` Colin Baxter 😺
2022-01-16 11:11         ` Tim Cross
2022-01-16 13:26         ` Juan Manuel Macías
2022-01-16 14:43           ` Colin Baxter 😺
2022-01-16 15:16             ` Greg Minshall
2022-01-16 17:45         ` Rudolf Adamkovič
2022-01-16 12:10     ` Eric S Fraga
2022-01-16 14:30       ` Anthony Cowley
2022-01-18  0:54 ` Org Syntax Specification Tom Gillespie
2022-01-18 12:09   ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-01-19  1:22     ` Tom Gillespie
2022-01-19 11:58       ` Ihor Radchenko

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