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

Vladimir Volovich vvv at vsu.ru
Wed May 12 10:25:43 CEST 2004

"HH" == Hans Hagen writes:

 >> Being a TeX macro programmer, you want everything in the texinputs
 >> path, sure. :-)

 HH> as macro programmer indeed, (i'm currently writing mostly
 HH> scripts, and then the tds tree and searching can be a pain); for
 HH> instance if fonts were in the texinputs path, then one could test
 HH> for the presence of tfm files adn write more robust font systems;

Given that TeX can auto-generate missing TFM files (calling mktextfm
on demand), the presence of the TFM files in TeX input paths would add
nothing more than extra confusion. It will not let you to find out if
a particular font is really present - it's absence may be "temporary"
and it may be generated on the fly.


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