[texhax] Hyphenation questions
karl at freefriends.org
Sun Feb 5 01:12:54 CET 2012
what constitutes a duplicate?
Whatever TeX complains about :)?
Are the patterns "mm1" and "mm3" duplicates? "mm" and "mm1"?
"mm2" and "mm4"?
I don't know, but you could try giving those as \patterns to initex to
I ask because there's some tests for duplicate \patterns in
"trip.tex" that I don't quite understand.
Essentially nothing after the first few lines of trip.tex is
understandable, to my mortal eyes :). Anyway, the only one of the above
combinations I see in trip.tex is bb and bb1, which sounds like a random
edge case anyway -- like most things in trip.
It seems to me that for any given sequence of characters, whatever
hyphenation "counts" (or whatever we call the digits in a pattern)
there are shouldn't affect whether the pattern is a duplicate or not.
That sounds logical, but ... trying to follow the code in tex.web,
I cannot easily conclude whether that is the case or not.
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