[tex-live] pdftex problem with current p4 depot texconfig

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sun Feb 8 12:51:00 CET 2004

At 20:23 07/02/2004, you wrote:
>On Feb 7, 2004, at 16:11, Hans Hagen wrote:
>>talking of suffixes, is it possible to add support for fast html and pdf 
>>searching (handy for documentation) as well as pl,rb,py (handy for 
>>utilities) and maybe even xml (for sources) [i mean the suffixes that are 
>>also reported with --help)
>>>Config files are a problem, because many programs have them and there
>>>is no clear namespace by extension. There are even tex input files
>>>named .cfg, so we cannot "register" the .cfg extension to any of
>>>these programs (like pdftex which has pdftex.cfg).
>>a pitty, since we no longer have msdos around, is there a solution in 
>>whatever.pdftex.cfg, e.e. double suffixes?
>We have .cf, .cfg, etc Why, if we are cleaning up, don't we use the 
>.config extension for any config file and contact all the people who use 
>the other extensions with a request for change and unification?

as well as move the cfg into the texmf.cfg if possible (for instance for 
programs in the tex suite that use kpse)


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