[tex-k] Unsupported extra colon in kpsewhich --expand-path
karl at freefriends.org
Mon Dec 17 02:23:34 CET 2007
* Basically unknown output format, e.g. path separator.
If all you're complaining about is that the doc doesn't say one way or
another (which I realize is the case), then that is easily solved;
except I don't have any way to try it on Windows. Does --show-path's
output use ; there? (I could not quickly tell from the implementation.)
However it could be part of the solution:
How about describing what the problem is? It would be nice to have some
understanding of your underlying goals for all these rather intensive
questions. I gather all this is about Lua access?
1. A function would be nice that does not concatenate the result,
but returns an array. Then LuaTeX could return a table.
That sounds easy enough, although if you are potentially accessing mere
"functions", that sounds like you're linking with the library. In which
case, I don't know why you care about kpsewhich at all, since you
already have access to everything there is.
Remains the questions about the possible output formats:
* Preceding '!!'
* Directory separator?
I'm sorry, you're being too laconic for me. What --show-path does is
simply show the actual path that is searched for the given format. Is
that not what you want? It comes out of texmf.cnf, basically.
3. `kpathsea --path' doesn't seem to support '!!'.
I believe you. Again, I guess I need to understand what you're trying
to do to understand why this matters.
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