On Thu, Sep 29, 2005 at 04:50:15PM +0100, Peter B. West wrote: > Fopsters, > > I've always been somewhat sceptical of the new approach to page > breaking, although I was prepared to concede that it would be a great > achievement if you pulled it off. > > However, the closer the development has come to fruition, the more some > of my original concerns have been reinforced. Think about the enormous > amount of intellectual effort that has gone into mapping the problem > into Knuthian. That effort is still under way. > > How is this going to be maintained? Where are the Knuthian speakers who > are going to do that job over the next few years?
Maintaining FOP means maintaining a digital typesetting system means maintaining some of the best digital typography algorithms. I plan to resume my documenting activities in the coming months. I look forward to the challenge to document Knuth's algorithms and FOP's implementation of them in a clear and widely understandable fashion. Simon > I'm surprised, in fact, that some of the old hands have not raised this > question already. > > Peter > -- > Peter B. West <http://cv.pbw.id.au/> > Folio <http://defoe.sourceforge.net/folio/> -- Simon Pepping home page: http://www.leverkruid.nl