over time, folks in research tended to use make (or its descendants) to generate paper
altho i do recall a tool similar to grog that correctly orchestrated the
needed to generate the output. the order was important.
as for macros, for several years we tended to use the pm macros (akin to the ms macros)
because they drove chris van wyck and kernighan’s page balancing backend, which was
to produce print ready copy for journals etc.
On Jun 28, 2023, at 11:27 PM, segaloco via TUHS
> But what did people use before grog and why was the compilation line
> never placed in a comment in the file?