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I have been using LaTeX since 1987 or thereabouts and have been on the LaTeX3 team since before we released LaTeX2e. I'm currently somewhat inactive in the LaTeX project but show up in related fields, I'm an editor of the MathML spec for example.

I am employed by NAG ltd, but any opinions expressed here are personal.


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comment xmltex more attributes in element
I don't think it is possible to understand the question in this form. Please show a small input XML document (you can highlight with the mouse and use the {} to mark it as a code section) and describe what latex (or xmltex) you wish to generate. You can not have \newcommand\number ans \number is an existing tex command, you need another name (but also you have given no indication what you want those commands to do.
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revised xmltex more attributes in element
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comment Undefined control sequence at: “\begin{document}”
but the text you quote is clearly only half a message: it refers to "control sequence at end of the line" but does not have a line with a control sequence.
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answered Christmas List / Catalog
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comment Undefined control sequence at: “\begin{document}”
The log must have had the lines that I added to your question. are you looking at the .log file or the terminal output, or are you looking at some filtered view in a "tex editor"
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answered Undefined control sequence at: “\begin{document}”
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comment Undefined control sequence at: “\begin{document}”
I aded the message to the question as you can not format code in comments note the version you posted is abbreviated so makes no sense "at the end of the top line" refers to the first line of the message, which ends with \sf@counterlist which is therefore the command triggering the error
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revised Undefined control sequence at: “\begin{document}”
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comment Undefined control sequence at: “\begin{document}”
You have reformatted the error message removing the information about which command is undefined. That is \sf@counterlist
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answered Page-breaking of long tables with tabularx and booktabs in scrreprt documentclass
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comment Page-breaking of long tables with tabularx and booktabs in scrreprt documentclass
a table is a box so can not break (and you should never use [!h] it usually generates a warning from latex). longtable allows breakable tables, see ltxtable for a way to keep tabularx functionality with longtable although in this case i would just use longtable X is not needed as the column width does not depend on the table content.
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comment How to avoid line break with \[ \] syntax
$$ also makes a centred display.
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comment Using a string defined with \newcommand as a function argument
@craq the original fails because xkeyval (following keyval) goes to some lengths not to expand macros in its argument so that you can have a setting such as zzz=\wibble and the value of the value of the key is \wibble not the value of \wibble prematurely expanded while parsing the key list.
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comment bidi package and TeX capacity
I suspect this is a duplicate of this question (the only other question on site about parameter stack overflow) which also involves gb@ifnextchar tex.stackexchange.com/questions/127059/…
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comment bidi package and TeX capacity
it's pretty hard to fill the parameter stack, most common reason the macros have got stuck in a loop so getting a wizard to enlarge the tex wouldn't help. impossible to debug with this information though, try to make the smallest document you can that shows the problem then at least someone can test with texlive 2014
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comment graph systems which has binder or higher-order in programming languages
This appears to be about what notation to use rather than how to typeset it, so it is off topic here, it may be suitable for the mathematics site.
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revised I can't run this code
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answered I can't run this code
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comment Does most of the formatting remain intact when a standard thesis PDF is converted to Word?
This is a duplicate of other questions about conversions to Word, there is no standard conversion method but most will lose some or all of the formatting or text or mathematics.