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TeX enthusiast since almost 25 years and making a living from it since almost 10.

Member of DANTE, the german user group, I organised their user meeting in dortmund in '99.

I'm the author of the hopefully-long-forgotten TeXPower package and a commercial data based publishing system named DocScape which can do wondrous things ;-)

email: Stephan.Lehmke@QuinScape.de


Dec
13
comment How to implement (low-level) arrays in TeX
Thank you a great big lot for this deep answer! It contains all the information I was looking for (in fact I made sure to put a lot of work in the question to avoid trivial or vague answers :) I'm especially thankful for the explanation of the influence of the prefix, and for all the suggestions on alternative array implementations. Now I have to go weed through my sources, trying to make best use of it all :-) I'm a bit apprehensive however about the idea of using "arrays" of registers within a group, mainly because I have doubts about group performance. But that's for another question ;-)
Dec
13
accepted How to implement (low-level) arrays in TeX
Dec
12
revised Automated Newspaper Layout (with TeX and abroad)
added 616 characters in body
Dec
12
revised Automated Newspaper Layout (with TeX and abroad)
some links to online ressources
Dec
12
comment Automated Newspaper Layout (with TeX and abroad)
@user26732 Could you elaborate, maybe in answer? But beware, what I found at this blog is not what I'm looking for at all. The automatically generated PDF looks awful and not like a newspaper at all. We're doing much better than that already on a live customer project.
Dec
11
revised Automated Newspaper Layout (with TeX and abroad)
added first literature item
Dec
11
comment Create a “List of Effective Pages”
The "span more than one page" is of course implicit as one basic assumption would be that you don't really know in advance what page the change markers are placed on. Concerning the nesting, I guess they wouldn't even need to be nested properly, so it's probably better to use \endchange{<rev>}{<date>} to make sure to match the correct begin- and end-marks.
Dec
11
revised Automated Newspaper Layout (with TeX and abroad)
question update
Dec
11
revised Create a “List of Effective Pages”
edited tags
Dec
11
comment Create a “List of Effective Pages”
Would it be feasible to mark changes in the document with macros like \change{<rev>}{<date>}...\endchange? This way it would be quite feasible to calculate the "most recent change" for any page.
Dec
11
comment How to set a background color for a listing?
@KevinC Done. I thought this must be a duplicate of something, but doesn't seem so :-)
Dec
11
revised How to set a background color for a listing?
better descriptive title
Dec
11
answered How to set a background color for a listing?
Dec
10
comment What are the standards of TeX/LaTeX coding in order to obtain robust packages?
@GeoffPointer I have elaborated a little bit, but I have to chime in with some of the comments on the original question: If you ask a very general question, you're bound to get very general answers. If you are facing specific problems writing a specific package, it's not a good idea to ask a very general question and wait until all the specific answers you're looking for come around. It's better to ask several specific questions on the exact issues you're running into.
Dec
10
revised What are the standards of TeX/LaTeX coding in order to obtain robust packages?
elaborate on local definition of processing macros
Dec
9
revised How to set a background color for a listing?
edited tags
Dec
9
comment How to set a background color for a listing?
listings has a setting backgroundcolor=\color{gray} for this purpose.
Dec
9
answered How to avoid widow lines after displayed equations
Dec
9
comment tufte-style book url in marginnote
I think the OP has got some illegal characters like # in the real url...
Dec
8
revised Viewer-independent copyable spaces at the beginning of a line?
added 308 characters in body