[OS X TeX] Semi-OT

Will Robertson will at guerilla.net.au
Sat Jan 22 11:29:13 EST 2005

On 23 Jan 2005, at 2:44 AM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> On the other hand, when you cite references [2-14], the author-year 
> makes me forget what the whole sentence was about in the first place, 
> because you'd have to read past half a page of authors and years.

Ah, that's true. Certainly wouldn't have an easy way around that with 

> Since most physics articles use numbered references, I've never 
> published with an author year system. What I tend to do to prevent the 
> above mess, is to cite like: "... and it was claimed by Robertson et 
> al. [45] that such-and-such ..."

That's because -you're- clever :) In that situation I have basically no 
problem with numbered references. It's the mis-use of numbered 
references (using them as nouns or whatever) that gets me. I realise I 
sound a little contradictory at this stage. Forgive me, it's late.


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