[tex-k] Re: mpost --parse-first-line

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Tue Apr 13 19:40:44 CEST 2004

On Mon, 12 Apr 2004, Olaf Weber wrote:

> Provided all engines are given different suffixes to use for their
> format files, you can check whether a format exists with kpsewhich (in
> a script) of kpse_find_file (in a binary), then use the suffix to
> determine a suitable engine to run it with.  If there's more than one
> match we'd prefer the running engine, and otherwise it becomes a
> toss-up.

What about dumping the name of the engine right into the format file,
somewhere at the beginning? There are magic numbers (e. g. MLTeX)

Regards, Hartmut

P.S. and now comes the exim-retry-loop procedure, as I'm "graylisted" by
tex-k... :-)

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