# [tex-live] lua path

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Dec 9 21:29:20 CET 2013

Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk> wrote:

> Since, in the opinion of the TeX Live cadre, most questions
> are stupid, if one is to judge by the responses that Norbert
> et al are wont to give, then the simplest thing would be
> to modify TeXdoc to simply display the text "If you need to
> ask, you are too stupid to use TeX", regardless of any
> parameter(s) passed.
>
> >> Why is anyone asking texdoc about perl? IMNSHO, it's perfectly okay for
> >> texdoc to give a stupid answer to a stupid question.
> >
> > +1
>
>
> > Where does that end, though? How about texdoc {python,tcl,r,ruby,sh}?
> > Why is anyone asking texdoc about perl? IMNSHO, it's perfectly okay
> > for texdoc to give a stupid answer to a stupid question.
>
> -\infty.  There are no stupid questions, there are only stupid
> answers, of which yours (IMENSHO) is just about as stupid as an

gasp ... robin agrees with philip (on a matter other than music!)

a text for texdoc perl, explaining tex live's perl (and why an actual
user shouldn't want it) surely doesn't need more than a couple of
paragraphs.  (if that.)

i appreciate how little most tex experts like to think of the average
user (who has no control of his tex system, and doesn't know how to
install hir own).  i don't think tex live should go that way.

robin