[om] Specfun CD's (was: library)

J H Davenport jhd at maths.bath.ac.uk
Thu Aug 9 20:52:29 CEST 2001

On Wed, 8 Aug 2001, Richard Fateman wrote:
> This is truly bizarre.  In the internet era we
> have 2, 3, maybe 4 or 5 people working on the same thing
But is it the same thing? If you read my paper (at
http://icm.mcs.kent.edu/research/iamc.html#iamcworkshop, thogh I have
just send paul Wang a revised version), you will see that there are two
questions of style that impact on how such a CD/CDs (and that is one of
the questions) interact.
> and promising Maybe  to coordinate when they meet
> in Linz. (Stephen, James, Mike, Bill(?), Bruce)
>   Why not put one person's initial draft
> work under a version control
> system (CVS for example), and get on with it?
That may well be the right way to handle development once a style is
> Are we coming up with competing proposals?  Does James
We ARE coming up with proposals in competing formats.
> so distrust the mathematicians in the Colonies?
I have never met a mathematician from the Falkland Islands, or from
Gibraltar, or indeed from any of the other Colonies. Former Colonies is a
different question.

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