[tex-live] TL and win32
dak at gnu.org
Tue Dec 19 08:14:29 CET 2006
karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) writes:
> I've succeded to compile all on my RH9 (hacking fontconfig.h :).
> Great, although if the tug binaries are "old" enough, maybe this is
> something we can take off your plate? I guess we'll see. Or if you
> just want to upload yours, I don't mind.
> Major congratulations and thanks on uploading the Windows stuff. That
> is such a massive undertaking.
> parse_first_line = f
> parse_first_line = t
> Well, I don't mind. I doubt DEK would, either. I see I made the change
> back in June, I think just because of some offhand comments on the list
> that it would be nice to have a pure Knuthian TeX again, as far as I can
> tell. I am a bit surprised that you think many users of "tex" would
Question here: how does this actually work in all detail?
If I write
pdflatex '&xmltex' file_name
then file_name is interpreted according to catcodes and active
character definitions established by the XMLTeX format.
How does this actually work in all of those cases?
a) &xmltex on command line (ok, I know that: file name interpreted
according to TeX rules established by format).
b) -fmtname xmltex on command line
c) symbolic link xmltex to pdflatex (or pdfetex)
d,e,f) any of the above, but with a %&xmltex first line?
Note that a) is the Knuthian decreed default behavior, and all of the
rest are kpathsea/web2c inventions.
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