[tex-live] TL2004: Technical problems and testing
petr at olsak.net
Thu May 13 11:03:08 CEST 2004
On Wed, 12 May 2004, Olaf Weber wrote:
> So it is pretty simple to do this. The catch is that if you do get
> unprintable stuff spewed on a terminal, the terminal's status may get
> thoroughly screwed.
IMHO, the unreadable terminal (very few instances) is less wrong than
The readability is not better if ^^ab format is used.
I understand that some escape sequences can totally kill the terminal
but this is not the subject of our interres. The codes >= 128
are safe and cannot break any terminal.
csplain, for example, has its csTRIP test based on scanning the log
output. The log have to be 8bit for codes >=128. We reached this aim by
--translate-file setting in all previous TeXlive versions but not in
the last one. This is bad news for us.
More information about the tex-live