On Fri, 14 Mar 2008, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Mar 2008 19:48:55 -0400 (EDT)
> Aditya Mahajan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 13 Mar 2008, Morgan Brassel wrote:
>>
>>> Concerning multline, I only read the specification given in amsldoc.pdf:
>>> "3.3 Split equations without alignment". Multline does not support 
>>> alignment,
>>> so you can't put '&' inside it, only '\\'. All it does is cut the equation
>>> into several lines: the first is left aligned, the last is right aligned, 
>>> and
>>> all the intermediate are centered. I don't if this is sufficient as an
>>> explanation. Please let me know if I can help or test. And thank you for 
>>> your
>>> time!
>>
>> So, will this user interface be enough:
>>
>> \startformula \startmultline
>>    \NC line 1 \FR
>>    \NC line 2 \MR
>>    \NC line 3 \LR
>> \stopmultline \stopformula
>
> I would change myself the name for the environment from multline to
> multiline, we don't have to rely on the short command names as old TeX
> packages did for many macros.

Yes, of course. I never really understood the stange naming conventions of 
amstex.

>> Lines with \FR are flush left, lines with \MR are centered, and lines with
>> \LR are right flushed. (First row, middle row, last row; as in tables).
>> multline also has \pushleft and \pushright with go against the ConTeXt way
>> of things.
>>
>> It is also possible to just have \NR at each row, and let ConTeXt figure
>> out the correct flushing. That will involve a two-pass algorithm, and I
>> will give that a try.
>
> I think you should use NR at the end of a line and not different
> commands for the first, the last and all other lines. You could change
> the alignment of each line with \NC[align=...], this will fit to the
> normal commands for tables.

This will also make it easier to implement ;)


Aditya
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