[tex-live] [email@example.com: [texhax] inconsistency between pdftex
karl at freefriends.org
Sun Oct 19 12:45:48 CEST 2003
We should make pdftex, at least in tex live if not in the original
distribution, understand %& by default, I think.
Although that won't help with the problem as stated, since a first line
of %&latex will read latex.fmt, not pdflatex.fmt. Seems like it would
be pretty random to make the pdf* binaries realize what they are and
prepend the string "pdf" to the format name. Hmm.
Maybe we should just forget about %& altogether?
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 10:25:36 -0700
From: David Cantor <dgc at ccrwest.org>
To: texhax at tug.org
Subject: [texhax] inconsistency between pdftex and tex
I just found a minor inconsistency which probably should be fixed at
some time in the future. I am using the TeX live distribution,
version 7 on a linux system running redhat 7.3.
I have a latex file whose first line is "%&latex". If I run this with
tex it reads the latex format file. If I run it with pdftex it
doesn't and I have to use pdflatex.
<dgc at ccrwest.org>
David G. Cantor
Center for Communications Research
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