[OS X TeX] To macro or not to macro (Was: Local additions and multiple TeX distributions)
Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Mar 9 22:15:21 CET 2007
Am 09.03.2007 um 17:38 schrieb Bruno Voisin:
> Le 9 mars 07 à 16:53, Alain Schremmer a écrit :
>> My wife recalls her time in Meudon working with a computer that
>> used a paper ribbon in which she had to punch holes. But this is
>> really getting off topic.
> Even more off-topic: my first time with a computer was in 1983 in
> Saint-Cloud, not very far from Meudon IIRC, and we were taught to
> use perforated cards and output on a printer. That's how I wrote my
> first lines of code ever (a Fortran 77 program for Gaussian pivot
> matrix inversion).
Holy Cloud! I hope you did enumerate your card stacks in a flexible
way (I did)!
I wouldn't have thought of the Schremmers punching Paperscript ...
without a Mac!
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something
completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete
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