[lltx] mkluatexfontdb -> fontdbutil
elie.roux at telecom-bretagne.eu
Thu Apr 25 10:25:33 CEST 2013
Hi Karl, all,
> 1) Why do you need to rename it? What's wrong with adding the features
> to it under its existing name? Just because it will do other things?
We are fine with any name. The difference is that the default
behavior has changed: an update has to be requested explicitly
using the -u switch. We are reluctant to break existing behavior,
so we were looking for a way to both change things and keep them
the way they are without code duplication.
> 2) If you use argv to change the behavior, please also make cmdline
> options to control it in the same way. It's trivial to do that, and
> that way, users can use an alias or their own trivial wrapper script to
> get the behavior they want with the name they want, which turns out to
> be surprisingly useful in all kinds of unforeseen situations.
Agreed. A tracker item has been opened:
> 3) I definitely think "lua", at least, should be in the name.
> "fontdbutil" doesn't give any clues -- there are endless numbers of
> fonts, databases, and utilities in the world, after all.
Ok. What about luafontdbutil?
> What are the features you want to add?
New features have already been added in the future version:
- rudimentary querying for feedback on whether and how the database
resolves a font name (--find option).
- have it output basic information for a font name (--info switch).
It will help users to see what's in their database and how to query it
with the good name.
What do you think?
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