[OS X TeX] Why so severe?

Martin Wilhelm Leidig listwatch at onlinehome.de
Thu Mar 29 20:29:44 CEST 2007

Am 2007-03-29 um 18.33 schrieb André Bellaïche:
> For example, last year I had no problem with input foo, and now, if  
> I don't type \input{foo} (with braces), TeXShop freezes instantly  
> without even writing something on the console. This was not esay to  
> debug!
> Is this deliberate politics from the LaTeX designers ?

That shouldn't occur.  \input<something> (without braces) is a Plain  
TeX primitive but in LaTeX, \input is a macro that implements some  
safety mechanism, when called with an arument enclosed in braces;  
otherwise it calls the TeX primitve directly which in LaTeX is called  

In short: that shouldn't occur.

... mit freundlichem Gruß aus Ladenburg:

Martin Wilhelm Leidig, Nadlerstr.6, 68526 Ladenburg, Deutschland
SatzTeXnik und TeXnische Beratung -- Dante e.V. #1580

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