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Date: Wed, 9 Nov 88 13:33:46 CST
From: J E PITTMAN <JEPTEX@venus.tamu.edu>
Subject: TeX Inputs cellular.tex (table-generating macros)
Several months ago, someone sent in a request for macros that allow vertical
and horizontal spans within a ruled table. There have also been questions
about `nubs' and `gaps' within ruled tables.
After thinking about the problem for a while, I realized that a solution was to
abandon the \halign primitive and start from scratch.
I have finished my first attempt at a set of table generating macros, which I
have chosen to call Cellular.TeX. These macros allow for both vertical and
horizontal spans and take steps to prevent `nubs' and `gaps' when rules are
They are, unfortunately, very slow and I have not been able to increase their
speed without sacrificing memory conservation and generality.
I am sending the macros under separate cover since there are nearly 1,000 lines
of code involved, divided into five files. Detailed comments are available in
the file TeX Inputs cellular.doc.
J E Pittman Bitnet: JEPTeX@TAMVenus
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