# Talk:LaTeX

## Useful / Interesting LaTeX packages

Seeing as we already have a Frontends section, why not add another section for useful packages such as LaTeX-beamer? Liyang 06:52:26, 19 August 2005 (UTC)

## Archiving

Does anyone object to me setting up automatic archiving for this page using MizaBot? Unless otherwise agreed, I would set it to archive threads that have been inactive for 60 days.--Oneiros (talk) 01:40, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

Done--Oneiros (talk) 16:17, 30 December 2009 (UTC)
I don't see any need for archiving at a page as little used as this one. Tkuvho (talk) 16:19, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, but on the other hand, it does not do any harm either. — Emil J. 11:33, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
I object. There are still unaddressed concerns in the archived section. This page is not large enough to warrant automatic archiving. - Andrew Keenan Richardson 07:56, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
The bot will only kick in when there are more than ten threads. Currently there are 4.--Oneiros (talk) 08:51, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
Oneiros - Wow.

1. Make a reasoned argument for any change you suggest. You failed completely to explain WHY you should remove threads from this little visited(?) page.
2. Don't make changes for change sake. I object to change without stated rationale.
3. I've been editing WP for 10 years and have no clear idea what you meant (back in 2009) by "threads". There are now 8 Sections. Who calls them "threads"? Again, if you'd bothered to write a argument about what the change is and why you felt it was appropriate, I would be a little better informed. Here is a hint: the object of Wikipedia isn't to obfuscate, nor is it to unilaterally hide information based on (apparent) whim.
4. Your last post consists of the argument that since it isn't going to do anything, its ok to add it. That's risible.
5. You allowed 17 days between your post and your implementation?? You seem to lack perspective. Here is a hint: generally a good sample size is 100. So, how many visitors (which you seem to be able to count) visited the talk page either in that time period or in an average 17 day time frame? I'm pretty sure it was nowhere near an adequate sample to actually determine consensus. Lame.216.96.76.180 (talk) 14:57, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

## Braces in example

To the editor who converted \latex{} to \latex in the example: these braces are necessary to stop TeX from ignoring the following space, but aren't necessary before a punctuation mark. For instance:

  I think \latex is the best typesetting system; there's no better typesetting system than \latex.


will come out as

I think LaTeXis the best typesetting system; there's no better typesetting system than LaTeX.

(Note the missing space between "LaTeX" and "is".) I understand your frustration that the syntax highlighting isn't right with the braces there, but this is better than pretty colors and incorrect source! If it's not possible to sort out the highlighting issue, perhaps it would be better to just turn off syntax highlighting for that example. Quietbritishjim (talk) 00:55, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

One workaround is to use an explicit space:
\LaTeX\ is a document preparation system for the \TeX{}

--Karnesky (talk) 03:18, 23 June 2010 (UTC)