[OS X TeX] Re: Save date-time, not Print date

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Sat Jan 6 05:57:18 CET 2007


On 1/6/07, Alain Schremmer <Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com> wrote:
> Paul Smyth wrote:
>
> > Why not just hard-code the date in the document?
>
> Because
>
> Errare humanum est.
>
> Specifically, I would forget to put the date in when I thought I was
> done, I would forget to take it out/change it when making a later
> change, etc. It would be a complete mess. That's why I like computers.
> They are dependably dumb.
>


I am not sure why one needs to know the date when foo.tex was modified
(and actually this is given by either UNIX ls -l or just Mac OS info)
unless it is a milestone. But if it is a milestone (say draft-3) I
would save it under the name foo-draft-3_2007_01_06.tex and never edit
again.



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