[tex-k] About Kpathsea

Norman Gray norman at astro.gla.ac.uk
Wed Apr 17 20:40:15 CEST 2013


On 2013 Apr 17, at 20:32, Jay F Shachter <jay at m5.chicago.il.us> wrote:

> The "pathsea" stands for "path search".  Someone else will have to
> tell us what the "k" signifies.

It's 'Karl's path-searching library', but (as I understand it) crammed into the eight characters mandated by the DOS filesystems which were still ubiquitous when it first appeared.


Norman Gray  :  http://nxg.me.uk
SUPA School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, UK

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