[metafont] Re: [metapost] TeX and MF: Fast-loading of core image

Laurence Finston lfinsto1 at gwdg.de
Wed Jan 5 18:56:28 CET 2005

On Wed, 5 Jan 2005, Hans Hagen wrote:

> eh ... downhill? you want to go back to the time that Don K wrote the texbook:
> 64 K memory and this 1 meg dvi file filling up your whole disk after probably a
> full night processing time?

Not really.  I just have a certain fondness for obsolete technology.
Some things are much better, of course, but it seems to me
that modern hardware and software sometimes takes some of the fun out of
programming.   On the other hand, we can do lots of things now that
weren't possible in "the good old days", so I guess it's a trade-off,
like in so many other areas.


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