[tex-live] [PATCH] CWEB+XDvi (1/2): support for source specials

Richard M Kreuter kreuter at progn.net
Sun Jan 31 01:28:02 CET 2016

Karl Berry writes:

> It's Knuth who maintains cweb nowadays, including cwebmac.tex.  So I
> need to ask him.  He has been receptive to other cwebmac.tex fixes
> (small bug fixes, not new features like this), but I can't predict what
> he will say (or when he will say it).  I'll keep you posted.

Thank you, Karl.

In case it matters, for the other patch, most of it is just reorganizing
the command sequences that produce internal links in the PDF so that
they've all always got names; this way, even if the HyperTeX code were
left out or some other set of special effects should be supported
instead of PDF or HyperTeX, the user could redefine those names to get
the desired results. (As the code is currently laid out, some things
have names but the names are conditionally defined, and other things
don't have names but are conditionally expanded, so it wasn't possible
to just redefine things that were already there.)

Anyway, if desired, I'd be happy to produce a sequence of discrete
changes leading up to the results, if that'd make things more

Thank you,

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