On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 07:00 pm, Peter B. West wrote:
> Luca Furini wrote:
> > Peter B. West wrote:
> >> Thanks to Luca for his (perhaps entirely co-incidental) posting to
<snip/>
> Luca,
>
> There seem to be some misapprehensions about what you are attempting;
> perhaps they are mine, so please clarify this.  As I understand it,
> the mature, well-documented technology is the line-breaking, as in
> "Breaking
>
> Lines Into Paragraphs."  Using this model for page-breaking is
> something
>
> that has been speculated about, in particular by Plass.  However, in
> implementing this, you and the others are breaking new ground.
>
> If this is the case, then it is quite inaccurate to describe the
> page-breaking as mature, well-understood, well-documented and
> well-behaved technology.
>
> Is that fair?
>

Actually in the "Breaking Paragraphs into Lines" paper Knuth explicitly 
mentions that the Box-Glue-Penalty model applies equally well in the 
vertical direction.

> Peter

Manuel

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