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(La)TeX is the COBOL of markup languages, and the only reason that
it is not more widely derided as such, is that engineers and math people use it, and make
funny squiggles with it; so everyone assumes it must be clever.
It is The Nightmare!
(La)TeX is the COBOL of markup language
Well, TeX is a typesetting language and LaTeX is a typesetting language pretending to be a markup language. Still a nightmare, but…
Have you tried ConTeXt [pragma-ade.nl]? Much less nightmarish, in my experience.
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