[tex-implementors] Re: [tex-live] LM as the default outline font?

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Tue Mar 29 20:40:56 CEST 2005

Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk> wrote:

>>   gavin at ravioli gavin> touch v0.99 v0.982
>>   gavin at ravioli gavin> ls -lv v0*
>>   -rw-rw-rw-  1 gavin gavin 0 2005-03-29 17:22 v0.99
>>   -rw-rw-rw-  1 gavin gavin 0 2005-03-29 17:22 v0.982
>> implying 0.99 < 0.982.
> In the Unix world.  Nowhere else, as far as I know, and
> certainly not according to the generally accepted
> principles of real arithmetic.

Everywhere, as soon as you start seeing the "." as a separator instead
of a floating point sign.  And a separator it must be, because a "real
number" 1.12.6 cannot exist, while such version numbers are common.  Or
version numbers like 1.7b (larger than 1.7 and 1.7a, but smaller than
1.7c and 1.8).  Currently, my JabRef installation has this version
number, and this is _not_ a Unix program, it's written in Java and works
well under Windows.

Regards, Frank

Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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