[l2h] Old bug not fixed

Bruce Miller bruce.miller@nist.gov
Fri, 10 Aug 2001 12:32:38 -0400

Robert Williams wrote:
> Who is maintaining the code now?
> There is a bug still in latex2html that was discussed
> years ago, in version 99.2:

Strictly speaking, it is _NOT_ a bug in latex2html.
It's a bug in RedHat's installation of Perl.
Namely, Perl requires that the db used (for tying to hashes)
must allow empty keys, but RedHat overrides or ignores the warning.

Of course, it still would be worthwhile for l2h to work around ...

> _______________________start of note from Julius:
> This problem just bit me, apparently while processing the bibliography
> environment in a short document.  It was possibly caused by upgrading
> from
> RedHat Linux 6.0 to 6.1,  but I had also made some cosmetic changes to
> my
>  .latex2html-init file (not involving title length), so I can't be sure.
> The error-triggering line in latex2html was
>      $global{$key}-- if $making_name;

Bruce Miller
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