[tex-k] Re: Bibliography

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Thu, 14 Dec 2000 23:18:42 +0000

tim@maths.tcd.ie writes:
 > 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).