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I vaguely remember reading that Donald E. Knuth has frozen the codebase except for actual errors in function that cannot be worked around reliably. His versioning system is a key to what his thoughts on this matter were, his popular projects have version numbers that approach (but can never reach) various trancendental numbers. Then as mentioned there is ...


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Fixing it would have mostly disadvantages. Firstly for any serious math use you probably want amsmath anyway, that adds far more than a better eqnarray and if you are loading amsmath and not using eqnarray then fixing it has no benefit. eqnarray has been the way it is for 30 years and the main thing wrong with it is over-wide spacing around the = in that ...



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