[XeTeX] Installing xetex in Linux
Keith J. Schultz
keithjschultz at web.de
Thu Dec 11 21:23:55 CET 2008
I hate to correct you, but soft links do have
a history. But, then again you are probably too
young to know. Peter I would tell to get your
money back for your education, but you did not pay
for it living in Germany. I am from the field and
understood perfectly what was meant. Also, from a
linguistic point of view there is no such thing as
truth in words.
To Maxwell symlink can be used as a short term
for symbolic link. In the 70s and 80s symlinks
where used in communication.
Am 11.12.2008 um 20:23 schrieb Peter Dyballa:
> Am 11.12.2008 um 20:02 schrieb maxwell at umiacs.umd.edu:
>> As a linguist, I find nothing _wrong_ with the term "soft link";
>> it's just
>> an alternative name to "symbolic link", as is "symlink."
> There is a similiar problem in the German language: words were
> written in a way that they just produced a familiar sound. In the
> faulty writing words did not show that they had a past, a root, they
> belonged to certain ideas or circumstances. And this is also true for
> hard and symbolic links. If I can't rely on the truth and meaning in
> words or writings, why should I start to use them? I could take
> others, too. Softlinks are rubbish. No past, no meaning, no idea, but
> a great bright future.
> The future will be much better tomorrow.
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