[tex-live] texmf.cnf paths for format files

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Thu Jan 18 22:53:17 CET 2007

>>>>> "Sanjoy" == Sanjoy Mahajan <sanjoy at mrao.cam.ac.uk> writes:

  > This alternative seems a bit dangerous because it introduces
  > indeterminism into the searching.  Sure, ASCII ordering will make
  > a choice, at least if there's an ls-R file (because 'ls' does
  > ascii ordering).

The ordering is ASCII by default,  but you get a different order if
you say:

    env LC_ALL=de_DE.ISO-8859-1 ls

However, some programs/scripts might call ls(1) but other programs might
call the readdir(2) system function which AFAIK does not sort files.

But you said it yourself, "This alternative seems a bit dangerous..."


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