User talk:Aks

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Welcome to Rosetta Code! (And nice use of the mylang template, BTW...) You can visit my userpage to see who I am, but I'm not particularly visible these days; Most of my involvement is now related to the underlying server and software. I notice you're familiar with PDP and UNIVAC assembler. I haven't learned much about these; I'd love to see how their ISAs and VMs relate to more recent and familiar ones, but I don't think we yet have many tasks suitable for such comparisons. --Michael Mol 09:15, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

rs Unix command?

Hi. Could you tell me where I could find info on the rs Unix command used in the column aligner task? Is it a standard Unix command? Thanks. --Paddy3118 23:43, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. That's great. I didn't know the rs command, and my previous googling returned nothing, as well as rs not being found on my Cygwin Unix emulation installation.
P.S: I searched for a section of the man page text and came up with links like this and this. Now I have the links, it would be OK to remove the actual man page from your talk page if it is cluttering. Thanks again - I didn't know about rs for reshape. --Paddy3118 04:43, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Machinations behind the user page

When you use the mylang template, the text you use to identify the language automatically puts your username as part of a MediaWiki category. Unfortunately, MediaWiki doesn't have a mechanism for aliasing categories, so I can't tell it "hey, PL/I and PL/1 are the same thing". As a result, if you have PL/I in the mylang template, you wind up in Category:PL/I User, whereas if you have PL/1 in the mylang template, you wind up in Category:PL/1 User. It's a rather annoying software limitation that won't be fixed until someone has time to write a patch. I understand your frustrations. --Michael Mol 20:19, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

In any case, we are following the naming conventions used by Wikipedia. See wp:PL/I. --IanOsgood 22:20, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

This makes perfect sense -- having an automaton tracking down language references. Thanks for the explanation. --Aks 21:01, 19 February 2010 (UTC)