Towards LaTeX Coding Standards

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Abstract

Because LaTeX is only a macro-expansion system, the language does not impose any kind of good software engineering practice, program structure or coding style. Maybe because in the LaTeX world, collaboration is not so widespread, the idea of some LaTeX Coding Standards is not so pressing as with other programming languages. Over the years, the permanent flow of personal development experiences contributed to shape our own taste in terms of coding style. In this paper, we report on all these experiences and describe what we think are good programming practices.

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@InProceedings{	  verna.11.tug,
  author	= {Didier Verna},
  title		= {Towards {\LaTeX} Coding Standards},
  booktitle	= {TUGboat},
  issn		= 0896320,
  pages		= {309--328},
  year		= 2011,
  editor	= {Barbara Beeton and Karl Berry},
  volume	= 32,
  number	= 3,
  abstract	= {Because \LaTeX{} is only a macro-expansion system, the
		  language does not impose any kind of good software
		  engineering practice, program structure or coding style.
		  Maybe because in the \LaTeX{} world, collaboration is not
		  so widespread, the idea of some \LaTeX{} Coding Standards
		  is not so pressing as with other programming languages.
		  Over the years, the permanent flow of personal development
		  experiences contributed to shape our own taste in terms of
		  coding style. In this paper, we report on all these
		  experiences and describe what we think are good programming
		  practices.}
}