pef vs dng
jehosephat at mindspring.com
Wed Oct 7 00:31:57 EDT 2009
> Well, coming up on 4 decades, we have roff, and all its various --
> nroff, troff, groff -- descendants. The examples in the original Bell
> Labs papers work with current shipping open source groff.
OK, that's one. ... out of how many?
And let's not forget, how'd you store that *roff input file? Paper
tape? Punch cards? 14" open-air disk packs? 9-track tape in any of
three or four different densities? 8" floppy disks in any of a dozen or
more formats? 5.25" floppies in even more formats? 1.44" floppies in a
handful of formats? Any of fifty or more varieties of "consumer" tape
For paper, you need the paper. For any digital storage medium, you need
an entire, *operational* system including peripherals and software.
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