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Sender: Mailing list for the LaTeX3 project <[log in to unmask]>
From: Robin Fairbairns <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 1997 15:58:59 +0100
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Wed, 08 Oct 1997 14:14:09 +0200." <v03110701b061270c6f36@[]>
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> Matthew Swift <[log in to unmask]>:
> >There are benefits to the original \include system, but they are not
> >so great that others should not be considered.  The \include system
> >does not let you do anything you couldn't do with \input. It just
> >makes it more convenient for long documents.  These conveniences don't
> >seem as wonderful in days of more powerful equipment...
>   This is one aspect that I have in my mind: Computers are getting so fast
> that making a full compile every once in a while does not hurt.

Every once in a while, maybe.  Every time, definitely not.  Computers
get faster, and so do discs.  But discs get faster slower than
computers (as it were).  I can assure you that I don't want to run my
600 files through latex because I've changed one 2-pager...