[OS X TeX] Re: Save date-time, not Print date

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Sun Jan 7 11:29:15 EST 2007

On 1/7/07, Douglas Philips <dgou at mac.com> wrote:

> How is it that \date is integral to beautiful typesetting and
> \modificationTimeOfThisFile isn't?

Because it is not very relevant: 1) touch foo.tex would update
timestamp of foo.tex
2) cp foo.tex moo.tex would create moo.tex with the current timestamp.
Note that TeX is about typesetting. The fact that our beautiful
TeXShop is editor and front-end for TeX is somehow a very nice feature
but it is not TeX. TeX is about typesetting, not about editing.

Victor Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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