[tex-k] Re: Bibliography
Thu, 14 Dec 2000 23:18:42 +0000
> Sebastian Rahtz suggested -- if I understood him correctly --
> that texdoc already did what I suggested.
> What I would like is that documentation in both my "local" TeX tree
> and my "home" TeX tree (following the suggested arrangement in texmf.cnf)
> could be viewed in the same way by texdoc .
it can. texdoc looks with "kpsewhich -format='TeX system
documentation'" for `whatever'.$extension, where $extension is a
configurable list and `whatever' is the thing you want.
> It just seemed to me odd that xdvi does not use the same
> kpathsea file search mechanism used by TEXINPUTS, TFMFONTS, etc.
its history :-}
> but it seems to me that the TeX world undervalues DVI,
> which has considerable advantages, eg speed,
> over pdf/acroread or ps/gv.
its true, but thats in the past. dvi has lost the fight (if it even
ever entered the ring).