[OS X TeX] Wrong latex getting used.

Rolf Turner r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Wed Mar 4 04:41:14 CET 2009


On 4/03/2009, at 12:33 PM, Axel E. Retif wrote:

> On  3 Mar, 2009, at 15:42, Alex Hamann wrote:
>
>> On 03.03.2009, at 19:28, Rolf Turner wrote:
>>
>>> On 3/03/2009, at 4:11 PM, Michael Hanson wrote:
>>>
>>>> Having seen your response to Herb's attempt to try to ferret out
>>>> some
>>>> relevant facts of your LaTeX usage
>>>
>>> 	I found Prof. Schulz's reply facile and patronizing, and of
>>> 	no help whatever.
>>
>> Here we go again... anyone else feeling reminded of a certain
>> Rowland McDonnell as well?
>
> No, it is not the same ---I can assure you: I've seen Prof. Turner's
> mailing exchange in TeXhax for some time. Granted, he lost his temper
> after long hours of battling with this issue, and he seems to be dry
> and to the point, but it's not his style to be offensive.
>
> I'm sure he really didn't mean it.

Well, I certainly didn't mean to be offensive.  I was annoyed at my
*beautifully* crafted question [ :-) ] (***please note the smiley***.
For the uninitiated, this indicates that I am making a joke.) not having
been read properly and an answer given that was to the effect of  
teaching
one's grandmother to suck eggs.

On the other hand, the root cause of my problem was utter stupidity on
my part --- i.e. failing to notice the ``source /sw/bin/init.csh'' line
which *immediately* followed the line where I tried to set my path.
So I guess I should not be hasty in condemning others for failure to
read closely what is in front of their eyes.

That being said, I really didn't think I was all *that* offensive in
my initial reply to Prof. Schulz.  Abrupt maybe, but not offensive.
It was when others slangged off at me for being offensive that I got
annoyed and used the ``facile and patronizing'' phrase.  Which I
shouldn't have done, and I really *am* sorry for that.  I apologize.

	cheers,

		Rolf Turner

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