"Steven M. Bellovin" <smb(_at_)cs(_dot_)columbia(_dot_)edu> writes:
Right. And I've heard authors gripe that they wrote their books with
state-of-the-art distributed systems and version control, but because
the publisher's typesetting was done on a different, incompatible
system, the copy-edit changes were not fed back into the authors'
system, making any second edition much more difficult.
Fair enough, but consider that this problem already exists in the
RFC-Ed system because the RFC-Ed's final version is in a set
of tools that almost nobody uses. This includes many nroff
users, btw, because the RFC-Ed's nroff is too primitive to
really edit with yourself.
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