4:48 AM
I must say that after studying Python a bit more, I'm not enthused.
I must say that after studying Python a bit more, I'm not enthused.
Why does a cool language like Scheme or Beta or Oz never take off as an implementation language with a useable library base???
There used to be really workable (commercial) versions of Modula-2 on the Atari ST. Delphi is probably also respectable (don't know it though, only Turbo Pascal). But apart from this, there seems to be desolation all about :-(

5:13 AM
Frustratingly, web resources like sitepoint.com/best-programming-language-learn-2014 all list the same boring set of languages. At least Scala and Haskell get an honourable mention, so maybe these are the next to look at...
Go might be another option, but it's impossible as a search word for finding resources - how can one name a language like that????

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8:29 AM
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Do you think it sounds rational to design a Live LINUX OS which is totally dedicated to LaTeX and includes all packages? All Linux distros do not support TexLive easy installation so users could go for this live version and do not have to go through the whole installation process, Besides they d...

Off-topic?

9:11 AM
@JosephWright The idea is great. However it doesn't fit in the scope of LaTeX/TeX.SX

@MarcoDaniel My take also

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10:16 AM
Joseph Wright has added an event to this room's schedule.

10:40 AM
@egreg I think Brazil is still the favourite. But so it was Uruguay. :)
@DavidCarlisle At least you have your shooting pencil. :)
@egreg: since Chile is now out, how about Valdivia going to Juve while Vidal goes to Palmeiras? :)

10:57 AM
@PauloCereda Would he?

11:07 AM
@egreg Nah, I think he wants to go to France. :)

@PauloCereda Chelsea offered 75 million € for Pogba.

@egreg Wow!
ooh there's a penguin here! :)

11:49 AM
@PauloCereda Oooh you are really an optimistic person ;-)

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1:32 PM
hello,
is there some reflection about a new document class for presentations? I heard some times ago that beamer was way too hacky...

@s__C Depending on what you want to do, you can do presentations without a special class (there is a PracTeX on that)

the one based on koma-script?

I was not able to do what I was expecting it to do

@s__C What were you expected?

1:37 PM
@JosephWright I asked this question some times ago tex.stackexchange.com/questions/173315/…
the best idea for a slides class would be to base it on some grid, where the content of each cell can be fully custom determined by the user through some sort of a theme

@s__C The problem with any class for slides is that they are visual, so one can always argue (more than for a document) that the design should be individual

this means every one should come up with his own document class?

@s__C That's the point I'm after: you could argue that the ConTeXt (do-it-yourself) approach is more appropriate here, at least if you want 'design-led' slides

but the problem with ConTeXt is documentation

@s__C Doesn't have to be done using ConTeXt :-) I meant mainly that any 'slides' class/template will have this issue

1:42 PM
yeah
did anyone tried to use this kind of grid approach to slides?

@s__C TeX is not good for grids

by grid I mean defining specific areas with or w/o predefined content

@s__C Still a fixed design, and you then get into what constitutes 'good' design for slides in any case
@s__C That is what beamer does!

but beamer as some quirks

@s__C Certainly

1:44 PM
so we loop back to my first question
maybe it's a question w/o answer then

@s__C Writing a truly flexible class for slides is hard: there are two LaTeX approaches which are currently maintained, and as you say beamer at least has some 'interesting' features. I suspect writing a new one would not solve your requirements as there would be some assumptions which depending on use case might still not apply.

@s__C Certainly I have some ideas for LaTX3 work based on beamer experience but I'm not about to trying anything 'new' on LaTeX2e (beamer has its oddities but for many people does work, as does Powerdot)

ok. but in the same time LaTX3 is not yet to come if I'm not wrong

@s__C No
@egreg Zapped

1:48 PM
@s__C Regarding the question you asked a while back, it really would be better to divide it into separate questions, as I wrote in a comment. I never got around to looking at it, and probably wouldn't be able to answer all the points anyway, but for 1, just change the redefinitions of \section and \subsection to e.g.
\renewcommand*{\section}[1]{%
\refstepcounter{section}%
\sectionmark{#1}}

\renewcommand*{\subsection}[1]{%
\refstepcounter{subsection}%
\subsectionmark{#1}}

@s__C As @TorbjørnT. says, you'd probably be best focussing on specific issues with your KOMA-related query. The one about <+-> is I think very tricky as there is a lot of work 'behind the scenes' to pull that off.

OK

@JosephWright I wanted by point back!

@egreg :)

2:04 PM
@PauloCereda I must get at 300K before somebody gets at 200K, you know. ;-)

@egreg :)

2:53 PM
@egreg Hi. I am curious about tex.stackexchange.com/questions/187179/…

3:05 PM
@Johannes_B In what way?

@Johannes_B In ancient times, people running mailing programs discovered that remailers got confused when a message had multiple lines starting with From. So all mailing programs were required to add > in front of every From starting at column 1 except for the line where the sender's address were.
I believe that modern mail programs strip the > when showing the message, but the raw source still can have it.
Try sending yourself a message with a couple of From at column one (text only, of course).

@JosephWright @egreg The OP says it appears after compiling? I am curious about what he is doing.

@Johannes_B It appears after compiling in the printout, because it's in the source. Maybe Vim is smart and doesn't show it.
@JosephWright TeX Live has l3build! I'm reading the doc: you should know that there is a package named abc.

3:34 PM
@egreg Blame Will

3:55 PM
@JosephWright We will, we will blame Will.

4:20 PM

@cgnieder LOL

4:52 PM
@PauloCereda :) no idea how this one came to mind... :p

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6:50 PM
Guys... what happened here? :)
% arara: pdflatex: { shell: yes }
\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{fancyvrb}

\makeatletter
\newcommand{\callcowsay}{\VerbatimInput{\@@input|"cat tmp.cow | cowsay"}}
\makeatother

\newenvironment{cowsay}
{\VerbatimOut{tmp.cow}}
{\endVerbatimOut\callcowsay}

\begin{document}

\begin{cowsay}
Hello world, how are you?
\end{cowsay}

\end{document}
Houston, we have a cow.
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@mico tex.stackexchange.com/questions/187204/… The original comment was »Hook means ^.«
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How to write "y^2" in latex ? I need that hook in mathmode. The error says to put the expression within $...$.

@Johannes_B he seems to believe he can use _ for \_? Otherwise the question seems to be a duplicate of tex.stackexchange.com/q/14/5049
@PauloCereda where do you find this stuff?

@cgnieder That's the problem: I have no idea! I was just expecting the cow. :)

@PauloCereda interesting... There's a mention of the LaTeX3 project in there. Blame them :p

I thought of calling cowsay based on the input from a verbatim environment, redirect the output to another verbatim and voilà. :)
@cgnieder ooh sounds like a plan. :)
It would be an amusing question: I was expecting just a cow...
It's probably an error of mine in the use of the verbatim, so there's some random dump.

7:10 PM
@cgnieder Flagged it as a dupe. For me it is one.

@Johannes_B voted.

@JosephWright tex.stackexchange.com/questions/187204/… I just put that into @PauloCereda Cow document. Can you delete the shell part? Or the arara line completely.

7:30 PM
@cgnieder Thanks
@cgnieder Have you seen that a special user known in german forums and QA sites »disturbed the peace« on the TeXLive Mailing list?

@Johannes_B yes and no I didn't really read the last messages since they were about installing TL14 and I already have it installed and working. I remember recognizing the name

@PauloCereda Much less trouble
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fancyvrb}
\newcommand{\cowsay}[1]{\VerbatimInput{|"cowsay #1"}}
\begin{document}
\cowsay{Will Brazil beat Colombia and make Gonzalo Medina unhappy?}
\end{document}
I ran to brew install cowsay, of course.

8:30 PM
@egreg Oh my! :)
@egreg Sorry for the trouble! :) Thank you!

@PauloCereda We should ask Karl Berry to add cowsay to the exceptions for the restricted shell escape.
Also fortune, of course.
> fortune
The number of computer scientists in a room is inversely proportional
to the number of bugs in their code.

8:55 PM
@PauloCereda You should also try
\newcommand{\cowfortune}[1]{\VerbatimInput{"|fortune | cowsay"}}
@egreg - "[Ours is] not to reason why" (Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Charge of the Light Brigade, 1855). :-) — Mico 47 secs ago

@egreg The next arara manual will feature this. :)

9:12 PM
@egreg: apparently there's something far worse than cowsay:
ponysay, and it's available for Homebrew. :)

@PauloCereda The cow is infinitely better.

@egreg Agreed. :)
In my netbook, I have fortune -s | cowsay. :)