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comment Are there any disadvantages of TeX being Turing complete?
@nobody: Yes, SKI is Turing-complete, as are μ-recursive functions and all the other computation models that are based on recursion. However, recursive functions are way more than #3, they just hide "data state" in "control flow state" (#1) and conditionals in termination (#2). So they are all, but not minimal primitives (even though elegant).
Mar
28
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Mar
22
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Mar
21
comment Writing macros on file defined at compilation time
Sure. The same would hold for a sed script. It just seems a bit strange to use TeX for a simple text file subtitutions, but of course, you can do it :-)
Mar
21
comment Writing macros on file defined at compilation time
Any educational reason to do it with TeX? Otherwise I would recommend an sed, awk or perl one-liner.
Mar
21
comment Writing macros on file defined at compilation time
I don't really understand. Do you want a mydefs.tex file to be generated from your input data?
Mar
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
21
revised Tips for choosing hardware for best LaTeX compile performance
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Mar
21
answered Tips for choosing hardware for best LaTeX compile performance
Mar
20
comment How do we explain the behavior of \rput, \psGetNodeCenter and saveNodeCoors?
@Herbert, where are you? :-)
Mar
20
comment Uncover parts of a tree in TikZ
@KevinC: If your problem is solved by using another TeX distro, please post this as an answer, so that the question does not remain unanswered.
Mar
20
comment Replacement for hyperref
Could you elaborate a bit on the reasons to not use hyperref?
Mar
20
comment Instant preview and Vi commands for LaTeX on a Mac?
Does it really support a VI (or vintage) mode? How far?
Mar
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
19
comment Front end software for people doing editing and typesetting of articles
You might want to mention change tracking: The one thing that many author–editor couples really love in Word is its change tracking mode. And LyX has as a similar feature. This is IMHO one point where it really excels over using plan LaTeX with diff, latexdiff, and so on.
Mar
18
comment LaTeX with Sublime Text 2
Hm... tried it a while a go and it didn't work. Now, after your answer I tried it again and found the culprit: Apparently, the plugin does not support the $out_dir=./build setting in my .latexmkrc, which, among other things, makes latexmk to add -output-directory=./build to the pdflatex command line. I really do love this setting, as it keeps my source folders clean. Any easy option to enable this? If not, any chance that it will be supported?
Mar
18
comment Is it possible to use the pipe character, |, to separate cells in a table?
@MarcvanDongen: I know that I could do this. My point is that (a) I don't think redefining \row per table is much of a burden, especially as (b) I often use it also to implement formatting options for certain columns (such as math mode, a surrounding TikZ node, ...) which IMHO is way easier to do in the \row macro than by a fancy table preamble. So \row is specifically defined for each table anyway.
Mar
18
awarded  Custodian
Mar
18
reviewed Approve Modify single page size and insert image
Mar
18
comment How can I convert my TeX-illiterate coworkers to LaTeX?
Yes, WYSIWYM is different than WYSIWYG, but in my experience it is a lot less frightening than going directly to markup with weird compilation errors. I don't know when you have tried LyX, but I would not consider the options as too limited (compared to "Word without knowing it"). Compilation errors are rare in my experience.