olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Fri Mar 26 21:55:20 CET 2004
Hans Hagen writes:
> When using kpsewhich, there is a dependency on the OS
> kpsewhich -expand-var "\$SELFAUTOPARENT"
> kpsewhich -expand-var '$SELFAUTOPARENT'
> kpsewhich -expand-var $SELFAUTOPARENT
> kpsewhich -expand-var "$SELFAUTOPARENT"
Just for a lark, how about
kpsewhich -expand-var "$"SELFAUTOPARENT
> this means that it's rather uncomfortable to write scripts that are
> portable. So, i wonder if it's possible to make kpsewhich in this
> respect platform independent.
On consideration, I'm not sure what you mean by "platform independent"
in this case. Clearly a script cannot be interpreter-independent; a
script written for sh won't run under csh, perl, ruby, or command.com.
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