[tex-k] Re: newer

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Apr 6 22:47:45 CEST 2005

Hi Olaf,

>>>>> "Olaf" == Olaf Weber <olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl> writes:

  > Reinhard Kotucha writes:
  >> the current version of the program `newer' accepts only two
  >> arguments.  [...]  I added an option --verbose which lists
  >> missing input files to stderr.

  > One (minor) nit is that it is probably better to list missing
  > input files by default and have a --quiet (or -q) option to
  > suppress that.

yes, this is much better.  I already thought about that but maybe I
was more careful than necessary to preserve the current behavior.

Will you change it or should I send you another patch?

  >> Does it make it sense to remove the paragraph beginning with
  >> "Although this could be written as a Perl script ..." from
  >> web2c.texi?

  >> If not, shouldn't we have to explain why it is not written in
  >> COBOL?

  > Explaining why we didn't use Intercal should be easier.

>From the manual:

  INTERCAL's main advantage over other programming languages
  is its strict simplicity.

Sounds good!

    DO .1 <- "V-':1~:2'c/#1"~#3
    DO :1 <- "'V-":1~'#65535c/#0'"c/":2~'#65535
    DO (1) NEXT


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