[tex-live] TL2004: Technical problems and testing

Olaf Weber olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Fri May 7 20:37:17 CEST 2004

Karl Berry writes:

>> - For writes to the terminal and log, isprint(3) function is used, and
>>   this is locale-dependent.

> Which is what we did last year, is that correct?

IIRC this separation was indeed implemented last year.  The reason for
following the locale's defn of printability being (among others) that
it should keep "raw" output from screwing up the terminal you're
working in.

>> Given the amount of feedback I've had, I've mainly gone on my sense of
>> what would be useful, usable, and (I think) comprehensible.

> It seems like a very flexible infrastructure.  We just need to make sure
> that the formats which get built by default are 8-bit, in one of the
> ways you've provided.  Thomas, I suppose you already have that working
> in teTeX, so maybe there is nothing more to be done at this point?

I'm not sure Thomas has this working, as this version of the code is
_very_ new.

>> What I would like to do, is to use only three extensions: .fmt for
>> formats, .base for bases, and .mem for mems.  

> This sounds like a clean approach, better than the current hodgepodge.

> You've got my vote too :).

> Thanks,
> k

Olaf Weber

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