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Re: Larry vs. Joel vs. Ovid

by thraxil (Prior)
on Nov 21, 2001 at 06:46 UTC ( #126713=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Larry vs. Joel vs. Ovid

i think they're both right.

larry's point is quite valid when you're dealing with just two interacting components. particularly if one of those components is a human (you're asking for trouble if you give a human a text box for input and say something like "just don't put any semicolons in there or it will break things") or otherwise not under your control.

joel simply points out that it doesn't scale very well to systems of more than two components.

anders pearson

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[ambrus]: As for TeX, I'm not trying to discourage anyone from writing carefully beautifully typeset documents, in maths or outside. But most people aren't willing to do that, and will spend only little time about the formatting,
[ambrus]: and try to leave everything else to automated systems without checking how what they write came out format-wise, and for those people, discounting the part about journals with a specific format above,
[ambrus]: just blindly recommending to use LaTeX is a bad idea now.
[Discipulus]: I havery limited needs in such field. Sometimes (for children party invitations) i draw something by hand and I scan it to include into an ms doc.
Discipulus havery can be a good neologism for: have very..;=)

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