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

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 10:32:40 CET 2013

I suspect that Philip' knowledge of English expletives is far more
extensive and detailed than Uwe's. Uwe reminds me a young boy who just has
learned his first F-word and repeats it in every sentence; however when he
grows up he would reserve the usage of this and similar words to situations
where it is really appropriate or even necessary :D


On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 3:22 AM, Uwe Lück <uwe.lueck at web.de> wrote:

> 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 what "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 pass, 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 digest.
> 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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Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
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