I have finally started writing the pref2c from scratch. Its purpose is not to make your old f77 code compile cleanly in C, (unlike f2c), but rather allow the programmer to begin at a better point than writing from scratch, while still not imposing any structural decisions which are native to f77. Afer all, if we are to stay with global memory, why move to C to begin with?
On Saturday I traded mulix: I wrote syscalltrack a script, while he set up Hebrew on his computers. This completed my Hebrew saga, which began while trying to make my thesis have a Hebrew index, using ivritex. It turns out that Culmus have rather nice fonts, though I did not manage to find where they were installed.
This week started with a very nice surprize: I got snail mail from Lozan. A researcher, whose work I was very interested in reading, but could not get a hold of, sent me a hardcopy. A lot of good reading to do!
On Monday we had a haifux lecture about emacs. Later on we went to our favorate restaurant. Favorate means, first of all, that it is smoke free. Much to my disappointment, the barmen was smoking as well as several of the customers. They did not object too much to putting the pollution off, but still coming home smelling of smoke is not my favorate pasttime.