[tex-live] lambda, omega, latex.ini

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Mon May 10 17:12:24 CEST 2004

> Specifically, I think latex.ini (and others) should say \input
> pdftex-dvi.tex, where pdftex-dvi.tex is the following.

Whatever will be decided now or later about hiding pdftex related
primitives, I suggest to use the following skeleton for the formats that
default to dvi mode:

         % here goes the pdftex related code, e.g.
         % disable primitives, load defaults...

    % here goes the usual format initialization, e.g.
    \input latex.ltx


That way, people can switch to a different engine if they want.

> Have we reached consensus on this?

Speaking for myself (and only for myself) I would do it differently,
but I can live with the suggestion (plus my improvements).


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