[tex-live] pretest in winXP

T T t34www at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 4 02:38:55 CEST 2010

On 2 June 2010 18:19, Dan Luecking <luecking at uark.edu> wrote:
> So I would like to encourage those upstream authors whose package
> includes a script to think of us Windows users and either follow
> the #! convention or (my preference) give the file name a standard
> extension.

I can only add my voice to that plea.  However, I was reminded by Karl
that this perl contortion is a time-honoured standard from the down of
perl and thus I added support for it.

> The advantage of an extension over the #! convention is that
> one can see from its name what kind of script it is, and (in
> windows) make use of existing file associations.

For the record, I currently don't make use of any file associations on
the system, so if you have, e.g., myperl.exe associated with .pl files
it won't be used.



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