[MLton] A4 paper in user guide

Wesley W. Terpstra terpstra@gkec.tu-darmstadt.de
Sat, 11 Dec 2004 01:59:45 +0100

On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 06:29:47PM -0600, Henry Cejtin wrote:
> Yes,  I  thought  about  that  but for people who use the binary packages, it
> won't matter (except now they prefer our bugs when it uses A4 by mistake).

Most people in Europe can't print letter.
Just thought I'd mention that.

> I must say, I read a paper describing why the European sizes (A4,  etc.)  are
> they  way  they are, and they are MUCH more sensible than our sizes.  The key
> point is that if you take a standard size  and  cut  it  into  two  parts  by
> halving  the long size, then the aspect ratio does not change.  That requires
> that the aspect ratio be the square root of 2.  Truly very nice.

Toilette paper is A6.

Wesley W. Terpstra <wesley@terpstra.ca>