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Re: [ProgSoc] New ITD Computer Laboratory Equipment (fwd)
Telford Tendys wrote:
> > I'm updating these files about seven times each week, requiring me to save
> > them about ten times per session. That's seventy different file names per
> > document - 140 separate files for a single assignment.
> You can't save to a local hard disc during a session?
> You actually come to uni seven days a week and work on your assignment
> at home every single night of the week? If you are that dedicated,
> why not just stay at uni all the time?
> Hmmm, sometimes it's nice to work on a large project by breaking it
> up into smaller files -- chapters or sections perhaps. LeTeX lets you
> do that, MS-Word does too but sawing your own leg off with a nail file
> is less painful.
> There is also this concept of putting an entire project into a
> directory and then naming the directory based on the date.
> If you really really can't think of filenames you can actually keep
> using the same name but then only the last-written copy will be
Whoa ... went a bit off the track there Telf ...
The basis of Alistair's argument was that saving to a CD is ridiculous.
I tend to agree. For data that changes often, WORM media is
NOT a feasible alternative.
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