[tex-live] Re: Re: Please drop the DVI-with-pdfTeX hack!

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Wed Sep 14 13:47:04 CEST 2005

"Jonathan Fine" <J.Fine at open.ac.uk> writes:

> "Martin Schröder" <martin at oneiros.de> wrote in message
> news:20050909211325.GD21252 at lucien.oneiros.kn-bremen.de...
>> On 2005-09-09 16:00:50 +0100, Jonathan Fine wrote:
>> > TeX (written by Don Knuth) is renowned for its stability.
>> > Many users value this quality very highly.
>> >
>> > It seems that the microtypographic capabilities of pdfTeX have not
>> > reached the same degree of stability.
>> They have changed since the millenium. If that is a problem for
>> you, don't use it.
> Martin, you may have missed the point.

Not too hard to do, I guess.  I can't see that you even have a point.

> My problem is not the lack of stability of these features.
> After all, I do not use them.

Good.  Then you don't need to complain.

> My problem is that as a side effect of enabling these features,
> documents that previously worked might be broken.

No.  Documents that previously worked did not enable the features, so
they can't suffer such side effects.

> And these are documents that do not use these features.

Then how could they break?

> I don't think I've got anything to add, beyond this.

And not even that.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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