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4:09 AM
@TorbjørnT. Some jokes have in-situ re-enactments right? venganza.org
 
 
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5:27 AM
A well designed package must be extendable. It will be similar to the concept of moderncv. So I do only a base layout, which can easily be replaced by custom ones. The point Ulrike mentioned is correct, but this is - as I think - more acceptable than putting a ifundefined around every item. If I can do it, the way I intend this, every school boy can design his own layout. — MaestroGlanz yesterday
@MaestroGlanz Oh please. Seriously?
 
 
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7:54 AM
@Johannes_B Indeed, a custom design would be in error suppress mode like \renewcommand{\design}{\titelnummer \titel \hfill \autor}. Any non existing wouldn't be printed. So a typo just leads to no output of this macro. This would be common with all used songs (this is for songs), so this would be an apparent error. If I do it without it, I either have to define a list of standard meta data (which I will probably do for other reasons) or define a "securing" macro which leads
to \renewcommand{\design}{\sec{\titelnummer} \sec{\titel} \hfill \sec{\autor}}
For an end user, who is not that much tex safe, the first version is much more convenient. - So: seriuosly
 
@MaestroGlanz moderncv is a very fixed and non-extendable class. As Ulrike noted, biblatex deals with defined/set fields in a bit more elegant way than all the CV classes out there try to do.
Designing a layout is a complex thing. That's why there are graphics designers and layouters all there who get paid for it. Every schoolboy should not be able to do that.
 
@Johannes_B Just the mechanism should work like moderncv. So the structure should be similar. I had a look into moderncv and it isnt that complicated. If you stick to the way the other styles are done, this can be done. Not by a schoolboy, but done. A color scheme in moderncv can easily be done.
 
@MaestroGlanz And because it is so easy, it is so fixed.
 
8:11 AM
I know what I want. You highly doubt that. My next approach will be converting errors to warnings. I read about that in the texbook (? or elsewhere). This might generate a lot of warnings, but would work. Constraint is, that it is only locally changed to a warning.
 
cfr
@PauloCereda:
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8:27 AM
@MaestroGlanz there is really no need to design it so the users are expected to generate errors, so no need to use error suppression. When programming in any language it is best (and least confusing for users) if you use that language idioms, and no documents run with errors turned off
@MaestroGlanz you can easily do that for package errors, but for primitive tex errors such as undefined command there is no mechanism for that, the nearest is \scrollmode as I put in my answer
@cfr this is a disaster, we already had too many green squares, and too many ducks, and now we have a duck in a green square :(
 
Errors and warnings are the most helpful things on earth.
 
cfr
8:48 AM
@DavidCarlisle How can one have too many ducks?
 
@Johannes_B for other people, I of course never get either.
 
@DavidCarlisle I am just trying to use LibreCAD. Have you tried it out?
 
@cfr what about the Society for the Prevention of Inconsistent Letter Spacing?
@Johannes_B no:-)
 
cfr
@DavidCarlisle They can use the circular version I posted yesterday. But it doesn't work well as a profile image :(.
 
@cfr can he join your society ^^^
 
9:22 AM
@DavidCarlisle, @egreg Anything else need to go into tex.stackexchange.com/questions/311910/…? I'm hoping I've covered it
 
@JosephWright Maybe a book could be written. ;-)
 
@egreg Sure :-)
@egreg On the interactive bit specifically, though: I wondered about \showtokens and expanding text therein, but I guess \typeout is as useful
In other news, new SSD seems to be working
 
@JosephWright I often use \showtokens to see the arguments that are passed to a macro: \showtokens{\#1=#1,\#2=#2}
 
@egreg Same here but I was not sure it helped with the matter at hand: perhaps I'll add it later (going out in a second). [I use \showtokens{#1:::#2} normally :-)]
 
@ChristianHupfer To be fair, 2 of his questions are duplicates lol
 
9:31 AM
@Alenanno Somehow i can understand why people are searching for a template. :-(
 
@Alenanno That doesn't count, in my point of view. He is one of those careless users, not giving feedback, just sucking out the help
 
I never liked templates, they make me feel... restrained. Constricted in a very narrow path. I always grab code from here and there and make my own document exactly like @DavidCarlisle suggested.
 
@Alenanno Hear, hear.
 
@ChristianHupfer What I meant is that, he has asked too few questions for now.
 
@Alenanno That doesn't mean he should not accept working answers
 
9:34 AM
@ChristianHupfer You mean in the dupes too?
 
@Alenanno Yes, why not?
 
@ChristianHupfer I guess I see your point. I don't have a definite opinion on duplicates. :P
 
@Alenanno Even if a question might be duplicate, this doesn't mean that the answers are quite similar (or dupes.) In this case, the effort of the answerer should be honored in any case
 
9:52 AM
@ChristianHupfer Maybe, but it seems to me to be different than having an open question. :P
 
singing: Ich schieß den Hirsch im wilden Forst, im tiefen Wald das Reh (dadadadaa); den Adler auf der Klippe Horst, die Ente auf dem See; Kein Ort der Schutz gewähren kann, wo meine Büchse zielt.
 
@Johannes_B cross post
 
@egreg Oh how nice, can you share the link?
 
@Johannes_B I believe I've already seen it, perhaps in the GuIT forum. Silly question, anyway.
 
@egreg I posted the first post of the question before here. Look at the last reply by the OP.
 
@Johannes_B Impossible to follow.
 
10:40 AM
@egreg I wonder what the OP is even trying to achieve.
 
@Johannes_B That's the point!
 
11:06 AM
Guys, I hope I didn't sound too harsh:
Hello! I don't want to be the bear of bad news, but I am not sure your entry is valid, as we asked for users registered at least on March 1. Your TeX.sx profile says you have 43 days in here... Maybe you could wait for the next contest... :(Paulo Cereda 2 mins ago
 
11:31 AM
@PauloCereda Bearer
 
@PauloCereda Duck Vader :-P
 
 
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1:01 PM
If you ring a bell and nothing happens, there might be two different reasons: Nobody is at home. Nobody wants to open the door. There is absolutely no (NO) use in ringing the door bell for a straight minute.
If you are worried that the person is hurt, stop ringi the freacking door bell and call the police/fire department or break in.
 
@Johannes_B Someone ringing the bell of your neighbour?
 
@TorbjørnT. Yep :-)
Everything is calm, me too. Thinking about cake helps a lot. :-)
 
1:49 PM
How made the style choices here? brlcad.org
 
2:38 PM
@egreg oops
@ChristianHupfer :)
 
@PauloCereda But you can be the duck of good news
 
@egreg oooh :)
 

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