[TUHS] Style command source available?

Jim Capp jcapp at anteil.com
Fri Aug 21 09:20:40 AEST 2020

There is an email header in the file. If you edit it and remove everything before the %!PS-Adobe-2.0 preamble, it will load with gs and converts perfectly to pdf with ps2pdf. 

From: "John Cowan" <cowan at ccil.org> 
To: "chet ramey" <chet.ramey at case.edu> 
Cc: "The Eunuchs Hysterical Society" <tuhs at tuhs.org> 
Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:15:11 PM 
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Style command source available? 

Unfortunately Ghostscript can't convert that .ps file to a PDF. 

On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 3:42 PM Chet Ramey < chet.ramey at case.edu > wrote: 

On 8/20/20 12:08 PM, John Cowan wrote: 
> On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 11:55 AM Steve Nickolas < usotsuki at buric.co 
> <mailto: usotsuki at buric.co >> wrote: 
> Funny you mention ksh since I've been trying to kitbash ksh93 into being 
> able to compile with make instead of the funky build system it currently 
> uses, without a lot of luck. 
> IIRC, Korn used make when developing ksh, but then shipped it with a 
> /bin/sh script because it was more portable than make was in those days 
> (and still is; there are tools that warn you to use gmake on BSD). After 
> all, a build process (unless it is interrupted) just needs to build, it 
> doesn't need to keep track of what has already been built. 

He might have started with make for ksh83 and 86, but switched to Fowler's 
nmake and then shipped that /bin/sh script in ksh88 for people (everyone, 
basically) who didn't have nmake. 

> That said, I have no idea what the state of the build process is now. 

Changing that was one of the controversial modifications made to ksh93 in 
ksh-2020. It's pretty complex. 

Here's a paper that describes part of it: 


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer 
``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates 
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU chet at case.edu http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/ 
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