[tex-live] Runtime limitations on open files?

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 15:27:42 CEST 2007

On 8/19/07, Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de> wrote:

> 2007/8/19, Philip TAYLOR <Philip-and-LeKhanh at royal-tunbridge-wells.org>:
> > Martin, it was your "rant" [1] (Hans's terminilogy) that triggered
> > this debate; you are the last person to be in a position to
> That wasn't a rant (and it was with tongue in cheek), that was a try
> to state a fact that David didn't make clear: That his problems (and
> his fix) where on Windows. This could all have been over sooner if
> David had given more information up front.
> If you want to continue this discussion, fine; but please leave
> ntg-pdftex out of this.

What would be useful is discussion of particular problems that need
to be addressed, with the objective of 1) educating those of us with
experience slanted to one platform and 2) coming up with solutions.

There is no shortage of problems:

1) every "#Ifdef PLATFORM" in the sources.  In some cases "PLATFORM"
seems to have been abused to mean "MS_Visual_C" and may not be
appropriate when using a cross-compiler.   In others it may have been
used where an autoconf #defined value would be better.

2) every teTeX shell script

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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