[texhax] installation of TEX

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri Feb 9 02:16:49 CET 2007

>>>>> "Philip" == Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <" <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk>> writes:

  > Thank the Lord for that !  Why /any/ operating system should
  > believe that it can unambiguously identify a file by reading the
  > first few bytes remains a complete mystery to me; surely operating
  > system designers know that /binary/ files are just that, and that
  > given infinite time, and an infinitely large room containing an
  > infinite number of monkeys, every possible byte pattern can and
  > will occur in every position in an arbitrary binary file.

It works quite nice on UNIX.  Maybe it will not work on Windows
because there are too many monkeys...

But do you really think that filename extensions are more reliable?  


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