[OS X TeX] Slight OT but fun: Crazy TeX code

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Oct 18 18:27:30 CEST 2006

On Oct 12, 2006, at 3:53 PM, William Adams wrote:

> It was done by David Carlisle and he did it by working backward from
> the text and manually working up the most efficient way to represent
> it as TeX code using looping and other structures, playing w/
> catcodes &c.

This recently came up on comp.text.tex where Joachim Schrod mentioned:

> One should point out that this is from David Carlisle and was
> published in TUGboat, Vol. 19 (1998), No. 4, p.348.
> You can find the article (called "A Seasonal Puzzle") at
> http://www.tug.org/TUGboat/Articles/tb19-4/tb61carl.pdf
Not much more there, but it's nice to have the original cite.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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