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A Bad Day at the OK Corral.

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon,  5 May 97 12:24:55 -0700
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Subject: A Bad Day at the OK Corral.

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An actual page from the Scsh Reference Manual.  Scsh is from MIT -- yet
another shell scripting language.(using Scheme this time)

Kudos to Will Ware for discovering it in the first place -- I just extracted
the text back out of the postscript file.


-Dave S.

Scsh Reference Manual
For scsh release 0.4
Olin Shivers and Brian D. Carlstrom
November 18,1995 15:58 DRAFT

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Who should I thank?  My so-called "colleagues", who laugh at me behind my
back, all the while becoming famous on my work?  My worthless graduate
students, whose computer skills appear to be limited to downloading bitmaps
off of netnews?  My parents, who are still waiting for me to quit "fooling
around with computers", go to med school, and become a radiologist?  My
department chairman, a manager who gives one new insight into and sympathy
for disgruntled postal workers?

My God, no one could blame me -- no one! -- if I went off the edge and just
lost it completely one day.  I couldn't get through the day as it is without
the Prozac and Jack Daniels I keep on the shelf, behind my Tops-20 JSYS
manuals.  I start getting the shakes real bad around 10am, right before my
advisor meetings.  A 10 oz. Jack'n Zac helps me get through the meetings
without one of my students winding up with his severed head in a
bowling-ball bag.  They look at me funny; they think I twitch a lot.  I'm
not twitching.  I'm controlling my impulse to snag my 9mm Sig-Sauer out from
my day-pack and make a few strong points about the quality of undergraduate
education in Amerika.

If I thought anyone cared, if I thought anyone would even be reading this,
I'd probably make an effort to keep up appearances until the last possible
moment.  But no one does, and no one will.  So I can pretty much say exactly
what I think.

Oh, yes, the *acknowledgements*.  I think not.  I did it.  I did it all, by

                                               Olin  Shivers
                                               September 4, 1994

  ii             DRAFT                    November 1, 1995 15:58

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