xah talk show highlight, why Donald Knuth's TeX (and LaTeX) suck, at 1:08:20 https://youtu.be/dyCyPhU6reY?t=4101
@xahlee Haven't watched but however (La)TeX sucks, it sucks so much less than any other alternative.
@_emacsomancer hard to reply. Mathematica for example is better. But one has to pay... but maybe watch the video and maybe that'll change your mind. :D
@xahlee Ok, I had a look.
1) (La)TeX is not just about typesetting formulae. Yes, it does that, but it does a lot more. Essentially almost everything I do is produced in LaTeX, from articles to lecture slides. It handles keeping track of numbered examples, references, glossing from other languages, typesetting non-roman fonts, drawing syntax trees, and so on and so forth. Mathematica doesn't do that.
2) Yes, the syntax isn't great, but you can define your own functions and fix that.
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