[OS X TeX] Textures -> TeXShop migration

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Thu Jun 16 14:20:01 CEST 2005

Le 16 juin 05 à 13:25, Bruno Voisin a écrit :

> \marks is a new primitive introduced by eTeX, the enhanced TeX  
> engine which is now used by all variants of TeX (except plain TeX  
> -- the plain TeX format + DVI output -- at Don Knuth's explicit  
> request IIRC). See /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/doc/etex/base/ 
> etex-man.pdf.
> In Gerben Wierda's TeX, I think the now above corresponds to the  
> 2004 and 2005 setups, with the former behaviour corresponding to  
> the 2003 setup.

Having had a bit more time to look through the doc: in the  
documentation for teTeX itself, at /Library/teTeX/share/texmf/doc/ 
tetex/TETEXDOC.pdf, you'll see more detail about the change that was  
introduced in the underlying TeX engine. This is (briefly) explained  
in section 4.6:

"4.6 pdfetex: the new default TEX engine
teTEX uses pdfetex for all formats except “good-old” tex. So, if you  
run latex, the
underlying engine will be pdfetex. Some (broken) TEX macros assume  
that pdfTEX is
running in PDF generation mode if they detect primitives that pdfTEX  
has introduced
(e.g. \pdfoutput). This is wrong, since pdfTEX can also be used (and  
is used) to gen-
erate DVI output. A reliable way of detecting PDF output mode is  
implemented in
ifpdf.sty which works for plain TEX as well as LATEX."

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