version control software

Sebastian Rahtz
Wed, 24 Nov 1999 08:57:40 +0000 (GMT)

Nelson H. F. Beebe writes:

 > My recommendation: avoid proprietary systems like the plague and pox
 > they are, and stick with open systems (wasn't that a major reason that
 > we adopted TeX 20 years ago?).

I agree with you in general, but TeX is an unfortunate example. People 
with large amounts of legacy data tied up in TeX turn out to have made 
rather a bad choice, since it is now impossible to get much that is
meaningful from these typesetting codes, which are only processed by a
single, weird, processor :-}