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Re: coaxing scientists to use cvs

From: LEE Sau Dan
Subject: Re: coaxing scientists to use cvs
Date: 13 Jul 2004 22:27:16 +0200
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>>>>> "marko" == marko  <address@hidden> writes:

    >> my strategy is: never refill/reformat existing paragraphs.
    >> This strategy has the advantage that the diffs reflect better
    >> the logical units that I'm changing.

    marko> True. I did the same also, but you may end up with pretty
    marko> scattered pieces of text if you change your sources very
    marko> often over time. The sources readability itself
    marko> deminishes... But I guess that's the only chance though...

I read my LaTeX text more often  in the xdvi or gv windows than in the
Emacs  window,  esp.  for  formulae and  tables.   (The  preview-latex
package for Emacs has changed this habit a little bit!)

Anyway, I don't find the resulting  ASCII text file that bad.  It's no
more scattered pieces of text  than a filled paragraph.  It's just not
filling the paragraph  into a minimal number of  lines.  But since the
logical units are more clearly marked by EOL, it does help reading and
maintaining the LaTeX source.

    marko> I understand your boss, my bosses acted exactly the same
    marko> way, so that I had to do all the updating myself and find
    marko> their changes and handle the cases they didn't use the most
    marko> up-to-date versions... ;) neverending story.... ;) Happens
    marko> all the time! :)

It's just annoying that they don't listen to our complaints.

Lee Sau Dan                     李守敦                          address@hidden

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