[tex-k] Patch: engine --version gives uncommon version sequence

Olaf Weber olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Wed Sep 15 23:41:05 CEST 2004

Hartmut Henkel writes:

> Hi,
> tex --version currently gives:
> TeX (Web2C 7.5.3) 3.141592

> Other engines similar, e. g. pdftex --version:
> pdfTeX (Web2C 7.5.3) 3.141592-1.20a

> And this looks uncommon, as elsewhere first the version of the engine
> itself is stated.

The patch is trivial, though there is more code in printversion.c that
becomes pointless if this approach is taken.  What I don't know is why
the current method was chosen (I inherited this aspect of the code).

Olaf Weber

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