[texhax] On the \\ problem

Michael Doob mdoob at cc.umanitoba.ca
Mon Mar 25 17:03:18 CET 2013

On 13-03-25 10:42 AM, Michael Barr wrote:
> Let me start by saying that I am not interested in a flame war over my OS or editor.  My editor is one I have been using
> since 1984 and I will not change it.  My OS is windows and I will not change that either.  I did try Linux for a few
> years, but gave up since I could not find an editor that suited me.  Emacs is unquestionably powerful, but I could not
> use it.  I could not figure out even the magic incantation that enabled word wrap. (I had a .emacsrc file from an
> earlier version that did enable word wrap, but failed with this version.)  I am accustomed to this editor I have been
> using for over 28 years and will not, at my age, change.

Honestly, Michael, why didn't you tell us of your preconditions when you presented
the problem? If you had told us you were stuck in a 1984 time warp we could have
worked from there. I might add that sed was available at that time and could solve
your problem, but I suppose you don't have that on your Windows machine.

Really, if you write to this newsgroup in 2013, your should expect to receive
solutions that are at least of this century.


Michael Doob                    Telephone: (204) 474-9796
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