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Old 9th November 2008
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personally, i don't use g/troff or (la)tex and i never thought about this until you guys brought this up. so why did Knuth create TeX if troff was already available at the time?
(BTW, i think Jmj_coder was asking the same question )

> I preferred if he worked on improving Troff instead of waisting 10 years of his life to code TeX from the scratch.

the man is known as the father of computer science and his intellect/achievements exceeds that of all of us combined. do you really think he would "waste" 10 years of his life creating TeX without a compelling reason for doing so?
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