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pp2Latex "bug" and question

From:
Robert Inder
Date:
March 23, 2002 04:25
Subject:
pp2Latex "bug" and question
Message ID:
f51sn6rh3md.fsf@auk.3lg.org

I've found a misfeature of pp2latex that is so severe that I'd
call it a bug!  A link like...

\L{url=foo}<bah>

translates into commands that typeset the URL in small
font, and then put the body.

This is a very strange decision -- it certainly is not how I would

I believe the right thing to do is to instead plant a LaTeX command which
will handle a url/link.  Something like...
\ppointURL{foo}{bah}

Perhaps the default could be the current behaviour, but
the end-user is free to re-define it in LaTeX so as to typeset the URL
however they choose.

I can supply diffs or a patched pp2latex if anyone is interested.

Now the question:

pp2latex translates description lists

into a latex itemize list, with a short first paragraph.

\begin{itemize}

\item foo

\item bar

\end{itemize}

WHY??  Latex has a description list, so why is it not used?

I'd have expected it to be ranslated as...

\begin{description}

\item [foo] all about a foo

\item [bar] all about bars and things

\end{description}

Is there a strong reason why not?

Robert.

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