[texhax] [tex-live] How to do the following?

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Wed Oct 4 00:37:28 CEST 2006

karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) writes:

>     I should be surprised if "TeX" launches PdfeTeXK: that does not sound
>     compatible with Knuth's wishes at what may be called "TeX".
> Indeed, as things stand, "tex" is the only thing which runs the original
> program.  Everything else runs pdfetexk (or aleph or omega or whatever).
> Given sufficient compatibility definitions loaded, I think "tex" could
> invoke pdfetexk too, but I haven't thought too deeply about it (nor do I
> intend to).

I don't think it is just a matter of putting the new primitives to
sleep for Knuth: he probably does not want to get flagged for bugs he
did not create himself.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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