Alignment algorithm (was: Wrapping up the first two courses)

John Rose john.r.rose at
Fri Apr 26 00:55:21 UTC 2019

On Apr 23, 2019, at 1:19 PM, Elias N Vasylenko <elias at> wrote:
>> This is worth considering — but as I’ve said before, this can’t be
>> the only opt-out.
> I agree! There needs to be a way to opt out without losing the leading
> newline.

Don't forget that you can ask for a leading newline explicitly
using \n.  You're not forced to use a layout newline; you
can use an escaped one.

   """\nfirst non-blank line
   second non-blank and last line

(More options are possible with a proper \LineTerminator escape.)

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