[tex-live] TL2004: Technical problems and testing
olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Fri May 7 20:38:53 CEST 2004
Hans Hagen writes:
> At 20:15 07/05/2004, Olaf Weber wrote:
>> Actually, it isn't like other writes, and it isn't like \message
>> either. TeX doesn't ever do ^^-processing for \write18, just like it
>> doesn't do it for \special.
>> Note that we don't even do xord/xchr processing for \write18 or
>> \special, _and never have._
> ok, so no problems there; btw, are these details documented somewhere?
> if not, maybe they should go into the web2c doc o rmaybe in a separate
I'm not sure this is adequately documented at the moment. I suppose
it should go into web2c.texi, at least.
> since pdftex is the main engine now, we can add a section to the
> upcoming updated manual (just send me a paragraph summarizing it some
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