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Date: Thu, 24 Mar 94 21:56:55 JST
From: Stephen Turnbull <turnbull AT shako DOT sk DOT tsukuba DOT ac DOT jp>
To: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu
Subject: Line terms; UNIX v. DOS; opinions wanted (was: Info port...)

I realized I missed a step there in talking about Info portability
problems.
    The problem is only going to occur if you move Unix-generated Info
files to DOS systems, then edit them with a munging DOS editor.
    But for the typical DOS cow, this is the sensible thing to do---
they don't know how to [NTG]ROFF man pages or TeXInfo Info files.
(And don't say that DJGPP ought to do it; that's not a complete
solution either.  *I* would have ended up in the same state even so:
When I first started in this business, I got the absolute essentials
from the abysmally slow OMNIGATE, and sources and FSF docs from
WUARCHIVE's GNU mirror.  I know several people who get DJGPP
transPacific from SIMTEL, and get their Japanese language docs locally
from the Fujitsu/Sun Unix box.  Sorry, you just can't solve the
problem by your lonesome.)
    --Steve

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