Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #rosettacode, 2014-03-10

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00:49 eMBee TimToady: question out of the blue: what tools do you prefer to write your books?
01:07 TimToady generally just vim and pod format
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01:18 eMBee pod?
01:20 eMBee just wrote this comment on an article mentioning dificulty to use word for books: http://lxer.com/module/forums/t/35278/
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01:28 TimToady the documentation format for Perl
01:30 ttmrichter eMBee: Word wasn't actually designed for writing books.
01:45 eMBee ttmrichter: if you read the original article, that's part of the argument, which claims that the only reason that is so, is because word dominated the market before any competitor could add book-writing as a feature
01:46 eMBee my own comment is that i would not use openoffice for bookwriting either
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03:06 ttmrichter eMBee: Even his thesis is incorrect.  There were publishing packages that existed alongside Word.
03:06 ttmrichter The real problem is that proper book formatting--publication grade, that is--is *HARD*.
03:06 ttmrichter No cheap desktop software is going to be enough anyway.
03:07 ttmrichter So I agree with you.  The author should be just concentrating on text, the editor on correcting the text and the layout and formatting should be left to someone who actually understands the issues.
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04:25 eMBee exactly, and even if you are self-publishing you should be using the right tools, and that's not office
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14:15 Donatello Does anyone know if it would be possible to add the language "Learn to Program BASIC" into RosettaCode?
14:16 Donatello I think it would be awesome to see the Sprite commands used in that languaeg be available in other languages.
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15:45 eMBee any language can be added. isn't BASIC there already?
15:46 eMBee http://rosettacode.org/wiki/C​ategory:BASIC_Implementations
15:46 fedaykin "Category:BASIC Implementations - Rosetta Code" http://rldn.net/903
15:55 eMBee do you mean this? http://en.wikipedia.org/wi​ki/Graphics_BASIC#Sprites
16:25 D-TUrtle LTPB BASIC was a BASIC-like language created by Interplay/Stepping Stone software back in the 90s.  It was great software, but limited.  320x240 resolution, 256 colors.  But the sprite commands made programming are real joy.
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16:31 mwn3d1 D-TUrtle: try this: [[Rosetta Code:Add a Language]]
16:31 fedaykin http://rosettacode.org/wiki/​Rosetta_Code:Add_a_Language
16:45 TimToady RC seems down to me
16:45 TimToady nope, came back
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22:24 eMBee well, should LTPB be its own language or should it be listed as a BASIC imlementation?
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