How the FAQ list was made

I can hardly imagine that anyone is interested, but.

Somewhere in 1994 it was decided that an FAQ list for would be a Good Thing. I started collecting bits and pieces, and various people contributed their thoughts. Initially, the FAQ list was maintained only in ascii format, later as setext, and then

By now, this elaborate scheme has been abandoned, and the FAQ is solely available on the web. I would like to get an ascii version again, though. The web version is kept on a Macintosh, and is uploaded to wherever it is hosted. The tools for maintaining it are

This file is part of the FAQ list for the newsgroup The FAQ list is being maintained by Victor Eijkhout (victor at eijkhout dot net, talk about vanity), who appreciates being sent additions or corrections on the material in this collection. Copyright 1994/5/6/7/8/9/2000 lies with the maintainer and the contributors of various parts.

Listen up: Victor did not write most of this stuff; he just collected it. So don't send him any dance questions.

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Last modified on: Saturday, October 9, 1999.