> Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 20:07:47 +0100
> From: Timothy Murphy <[log in to unmask]>
> Personally, I would have far more faith in the AMS acting sensibly toward TeX
> than I would in Debian.
Surely you are right. AMS people work with TeX, and for them it is an
important tool. Debian developers are mostly ignorant about TeX; for
them it is an exotic product of dubious value. Some of them seem to be
ready to sacrifice its important features to an ideological purity.
It is not that polar co-ordinates are complicated, it is simply
that cartesian co-ordinates are simpler than they have a right to be.
-- Kleppner & Kolenhow, "An Introduction to Mechanics"