[oclug] Open Source Oppositions Get Serious
milan.budimirovic at sympatico.ca
Thu Oct 10 19:20:19 EDT 2002
Greg Franks wrote:
> >>>>> "David" == David F Skoll <dfs at roaringpenguin.com> writes:
> David> On Sun, 6 Oct 2002, Robert Echlin wrote:
> >> After 20 versions or so, do you think the new versions will
> >> read the old data correctly? Not very likely.
> David> Wrong. LaTeX, which I use for document composition,
> David> happily reads and formats 20-year-old LaTeX input files.
> Hey! Don't forget [nt]roff too! The -man macros, which merrily format
> your man pages, even today, are 20+ years old!
Bad example. The original nroff apparently wasn't the tidiest,
best-documented piece of code ever written, and its author, Joseph
Osanna, died in a car crash in 1977, halting development for several
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