[rfc-i] not just 'lineprinter' (was Re: Fwd: New Version Notification for draft-flanagan-plaintext-00.txt)

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Mon Jun 30 15:17:47 PDT 2014


On Jun 30, 2014, at 2:09 PM, Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) <jhildebr at cisco.com> wrote:

> On 6/30/14, 2:57 PM, "Joe Touch" <touch at isi.edu> wrote:
> 
>>> On Jun 30, 2014, at 1:31 PM, "Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr)"
>>> <jhildebr at cisco.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> On 6/30/14, 2:09 PM, "Dave Crocker" <dhc at dcrocker.net> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> I thought the question was /whether/ to generate the ^L, and not
>>>> whether
>>>> it is feasible.
>>> 
>>> OK, that's a perfectly fine question.  What software do most people have
>>> available to them that can process the ^L?  My assertion, based on my
>>> last
>>> message, is "basically none".
>> 
>> Wordpad is still free on all windows pcs.
> 
> Got anything that works on Macs or Linux?

a2ps has worked for decades, and is available on both.

> Again, it's not that there exist options, but that most options don't
> work, calling into question the utility of having ^L at all.  If the
> target market can't use the feature, the feature is broken.

I don't understand the logic; it's not like the tool (a2ps) has changed.

Joe



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