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Wow! I guess I'll just take the path of least irritation!
Besides, after including some songs that Paul sent, and other stuff I
stumbled across floating around in my mailer, the file has grown to 85K
and 30 pages! I've included the transcript of Jay Wurts speech, too; It
seemed appropriate to have the thing as complete as possible.
But, I have to agree with Barmar; a 72K, not to mention 85K, mail
message sucks bigtime. On the other hand, this isn't really supposed to
be a routine thing ya know -- once a year?.
The file is in Symbolics' Scribe not real Scribe (I normally use LaTeX).
Several people have expressed a preference for plain text. What with
the `magic of object oriented programming', I would have thought it
would be trivial to simply Format File to destination (:file <file>
:text (or :ascii or..)). But NO!!! Sage wont bite. (or should I say
that Sage DOES BITE!)
[BTW: Does it mean you're an bona-fide LispM Guru when 90% of your
meta-.'s turn up "The source for FOO is not available"? Or maybe just
cheep? JEEZ!(@)!#*!@)*# damn secrets!]
Anyway; I'ld like to `format' the scribe to a file, strip fonts by hand
if necessary, and viola (or is it voila?) I'ld have a pretty fair plain
text version! Anybody know the trick? I suppose I can display to the
screen, mark & yank, UGH! 30 pages!
So, here's the scoop.
1) I'll pass the file to Mabry, who'll put it into a public FTP
directory, both .scribe and .text if its ok w/ Mabry.
2) I'll email to anyone who can't FTP. For Dialnet'rs I'll break the
file into 5 chunks (is 20K/chunk OK?). Send me your email address,
scribe/text preference and whether you need it chunkified.