[pdftex] why no spaces in filenames?

Allin Cottrell cottrell at wfu.edu
Fri Apr 27 21:20:55 CEST 2001

On Sat, 28 Apr 2001, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:

> Troy Goodson writes:
>  > why doesn't
>  >
>  >      pdflatex "my file.tex"
>  >
>  > work? isn't that a bug?
> more a feature, or perhaps a fact of life.

Quite.  The unthinking arrogance of Windoze users who (with presumably
no awareness of what they're saying) say, "Come on you programmers,
can't you put in the extra hours needed to support the conceit of
filenames with embedded spaces, which my OS vendor has led me to
believe is standard practice?".

Allin Cottrell.

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