A successful lisp machine?
Fri, 02 May 1997 00:17:28 -0400
Chris Bitmead uid(x22068) wrote:
> Yes, the TeX language is horrible, but re-writing TeX is a bigger
> project than writing LispOS!
> OTOH, putting a Lisp interface *on top of* TeX is is a pretty small,
> pretty easy project. We can have our cake and eat it too! Let's not
> reinvent the wheel, Let's take the current blueprint for a wheel and
> add pnumatic tyres!
This is already done. DSSSL provides a formatting model for structured
documents with Scheme-like structure and semantics that generates TeX if
you really want it. Don't get stuck on TeX. It is as obsolete as the
rest of Unix tools (for different reasons).