[tex-live] Bug in updmap?!
Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Fri Oct 29 14:00:24 CEST 2004
On 29 Oct 2004, at 13:42, Karl Berry wrote:
> Therefore, i think that the BEST solution to this problem is
> for you to REPLACE syntax "--enable Map=foo.map" in your ported
> AFAIK, this would mean completely rewriting argument parsing, because
> getopt could not be used. Fabrice has already said he's not going to
> that. (Doesn't sound like a good idea to me, either.)
It is no problem at all. If Fabrice does not want to do that, it is his
choice. But it is *not* difficult, *nor* a lot of work. If he does not
want to be compatible, why should the entire unix world suffer (because
suffer it will if an incompatible syntax surfaces and I am not looking
forward to all the support I will have to provide for people complaing
with me that their normal operations stop working (that is, if Thomas
removes the old syntax).
> unix's updmap is not going to add support for "--enable
> I don't see the problem with supporting --enable maptype=mapfile in
> That can be supported alongside --enable maptype mapfile, it's easily
> Gerben, the existing syntax will continue to be supported either way.
> So I don't see how this would affect you?
If it will be supported, I am not affected. But I still think that it
is not fair that Fabrice wants to copy something from the unix side and
then the unix side has to adapt to the fact that he does not want to
support it as is. Should we also change the syntax for fmtutil and
every other sh tool which does not use getopt?
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