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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • In 1986/7 I did my sandwich year working for IBM. The department that I was in was responsible for producing the text that was used in new product announcements for PC products (that was the year that the PS/2 range was released).

    We had a single document for each product from which we extracted the relevant parts to make up a number of differently formatted documents for various audiences. We didn't use a work processor, we had plain text files that were marked up using an internal IBM markup language call
  • troff is excellent. I wrote all my college in troff/tbl/pic/eqn using the -me macros.

    -Dom