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Re: [groff] Brian Kernighan on the evoution of eqn, pic, grap, into trof

From: Steffen Nurpmeso
Subject: Re: [groff] Brian Kernighan on the evoution of eqn, pic, grap, into troff
Date: Sat, 05 May 2018 00:25:01 +0200
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Mike Bianchi <address@hidden> wrote:
 |True confession:  Brian Kernighan is my hero.  (stories upon request)
 |In this talk, starting at about 41:45, he talks about the history of \
 |the eqn, pic, grap "little languages".
 |I offer it for those who might want a sense of how groff wound up where \
 |it is
 |and why it survives.
 |Interestingly, Brian repeatedly says "troff's time has past".
 |For some of us, the response is "not for me".
 | Computer Science - Brian Kernighan on successful language design
 | "How to succeed in language design without really trying."

Thanks for that pointer.  Interestingly he mispronounces TeX as
Tech, and thus does not turn the editor slightly moist.  :)
Regarding myself, i collect and collect and collect, and will
finally have been drowned.. or get out with some nice roff that
i will use until i die (which hopefully lasts some time).
Bernd Warken said 2025, and maybe he is right.
I mean, maybe others jump in, too, people started knitting again
after so and so many years were it has been completely uncool.

|Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
|der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
|einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
|(By Robert Gernhardt)

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