[texhax] [Re: The details of \csname] TeX Live binaries -- OT

Philip G. Ratcliffe philip.ratcliffe at uninsubria.it
Wed Feb 27 10:14:09 CET 2013


thanks for reminding me why I (and Robin) dropped out of this list.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: texhax [mailto:texhax-bounces at tug.org] On Behalf Of Uwe Lück
> Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 9:22 AM
> To: reinhard.kotucha at web.de
> Cc: Rolf Turner; texhax at tug.org
> Subject: Re: [texhax] [Re: The details of \csname] TeX Live binaries -- OT
> Am Mittwoch, den 27.02.2013, 00:41 +0100 schrieb Reinhard Kotucha:
> > On 2013-02-27 at 11:20:40 +1300, Rolf Turner wrote:
> >
> >  > I for one am quite happy to see "language such as that". Sometimes
> > > "fucking" is the only appropriate adjective.
> >
> > This adjective is at least inappropriate when talking about the TeX
> > Live Guide.  The document was created by volunteers and everybody is
> > invited to contribute if it's not good enough.
> I originally thought it is only Philip TAYLOR who lacks the feeling for
> "fucking" means here, but now it seems that a larger audience could profit
> from a tutorial on the history of the RTFM idea and on making and
> understanding jokes in general, at the next EuroTeX meeting.  When you
> pass the final exam; you will receive a humour certificate.  If you don't
> Reinhard, no problem, you can rehearse with your private coach for a year
> and perhaps get it the year after!
> Otherwise or before that, I may strip the jokes from my postings, and Phil
> and Reinhard will only get the sober ("diet") extracts that they can
> Or the community may hold a vote to replace `RTFM' (as it doesn't meet
> certain ethical standards considered more important than in the past
> millenium, "politically incorrect" meanwhile) by something like
> `RTGMWAWP4TED' -- "Read The Glorious Manual Whose Authors We Praise
> 4 Times Each Day". The Wikipedia article
>     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RTFM
> then should be rewritten accordingly.
> Cheers,
>     Uwe.
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