[texhax] question about \if

Susan Dittmar Susan.Dittmar at gmx.de
Fri Nov 12 14:23:44 CET 2010

Quoting Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) (P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk):
> Could you please explain the the rest of us, Uwe, what
> this has to do with TeX ?  It appears to be little more
> than a personal attack on another list member who has
> sought advice, and as such has no place on this list
> (or most other places, for that matter).

I think you read that too darkly, Philip. I had the impression Uwe just had
a bit of fun with the results of Vafa's trying to explain his problem in a
foreign language, when explaining it in itself already is quite a
challenge. Uwe shared this fun with us -- and then even tried to stress
that it's just meant as a harmless bit of fun. I write 'tried to', as I am
not sure whether a non-German-native person would have read his brief
apology like that. Though Uwe's language might sound harsh at times, I am
very positive that is mainly due to the fact that he's writing in a foreign
language too, and far from his intention.

Just my thoughts,


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