[pdftex] pdftex -ini

jackos jackos1 at poczta.onet.pl
Fri Sep 10 00:55:38 CEST 2004

Hartmut Henkel wrote:

> On Thu, 9 Sep 2004, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>>>>>>>"jackos" == jackos  <jackos1 at poczta.onet.pl> writes:
>>    > I'm not sure but ini mode do NOT perfomrs any assignments. As ar
>>    > as I know, even config is not read in this mode. pdftex.cfg is
>>    > read after loading the format, so to enforce \pdfoutput=1 in the
>>    > format one should probably say \everyjob{\pdfoutput=1}. Hey
>>    > people, am I right?
>>AFAIK, pdftex.cfg had been read at the very beginning before the
>>format file was loaded.
>>The latest (beta) releases of pdftex do not read pdftex.cfg any more.
>>All variables which had been defined in pdftex.cfg previously can be
>>set in the tex file now, either in the format file or later.  The
>>value of \pdfoutput is used when the first page is shipped out.
> ...and the \everyjob mechanism seems to be not needed in this case, as
> during the format building process the \pdfoutput flag is dumped into
> the format file[...]

Ok, I've missed the pdfTeX version we are talking about. Anyway, I think 
I should build this beta and play with new features. Thx.

Regards, Pawel

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