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Re: Pascal rides again (was: Specifying dependencies more clearly)

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: Re: Pascal rides again (was: Specifying dependencies more clearly)
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 22:09:33 -0600

Hi Alex,

At 2022-11-11T03:09:51+0100, Alejandro Colomar wrote:
> > Write and demonstrate an exploit[6].  It won't make you any more
> > popular than your present approach, but it will knock the jocks'
> > cowboy hats askew.
> > [6] But do it in a sandbox lest you become the next Tom Christiansen.
> I didn't understand the reference.  I guess some exploit of him
> escaped his computer, but couldn't find anything in a web search.

No mystery there; it's because I misspelled "Randal Schwartz", another
Perl luminary of a generation past.

> I wouldn't call that a problem.  Textinfo is still unreadable after
> one has the system installed.  Maybe it's that I've never used
> emacs(1), but I never liked it.

Knowing Emacs is advantageous for using the info(1) browser--I don't
think it helps much with acquiring the Texinfo language, which in any
case owes more to TeX.  I find Texinfo _readable_...I merely have
decided not to pursue as deep a familiarity with it as I have *roff.


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