[tex-live] Makeindex, version 2.15 [TeX Live 2010] (kpathsea + Thai support)

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Oct 3 16:09:01 CEST 2014

Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk> wrote:

> > given that makeindex dates back into the days when tex i/o was limited
> > to tediously short lines, i don't find makeindex's short line breaks in
> > the least surprising.
> Well, yes, but the TeX Live 2013 version is dated 2010; one might have
> thought that the 2010 update would have included line-lengths a little
> more realistic in this day and age ...

"if it ain't broke, don't fix it", they say.  it's a good general rule,

make the case for it being "broke", and there may be a chance of getting
it fixed.

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