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Showing LaTeX in LaTeX: The good, the bad and the ugly

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LaTeX is a code-based word processing tool most known for typesetting mathematics and its further use in exact sciences, most notably publications. Hence many people in the industry will pick up the basics, often using material provided by the organization. Convenient for demonstration, the slides or reader is written in LaTeX. However, when trying to display literal LaTeX code, people tend to fall back to very rudimentary solutions. We can do better!

We'll explore the good, the bad and the ugly in typesetting LaTeX. Just in reverse order, to follow the thought process.