[tex-live] Format file in quotes not parsed by pdflatex

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Sat May 18 15:34:53 CEST 2013

Philip asked

> is why quotes might be expected to work when we are dealing
> with TeX.

Mainly because they have worked that way for \input for a long time

I wouldn't expect ^^ notation to work,  Here you are looking before you
have loaded the format so ^ has catcode 12 and in places where ^^ does work
it is changed to a space very early \input a^^20b  is same as \input a b
and inputs a.tex and typesets b (and not the same as \input "a b" which
inputs "a b.tex"

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