Fri, 19 Jul 2002 01:34:17 -0400
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(message from Apostolos Syropoulos on Thu, 18 Jul 2002 21:42:29
> Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 21:42:29 +0300
> From: Apostolos Syropoulos <[log in to unmask]>
> Yes but your message was the one about Debian/LaTeX machines, not mine,
> right? TeX is a typesetting system, Linux is an operating system, two
> rather different kinds of entities. Comparing the two things is a
> *mistake* that many Linux people do. If we want to compare things, we
> should start with Perl, Python, Ruby, etc.
Sorry for making myself not clear.
Debain/LaTeX machine is a machine running Debian when its primary job
is processing LaTeX files.
If you remove stricture from a large Perl program currently, you're just
installing delayed bugs, whereas with this feature, you're installing an
instant bug that's easily fixed. Whoopee.
-- Larry Wall in <[log in to unmask]>