[tex-live] TeXlive 2016 mis-configured?

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Tue Apr 18 00:41:40 CEST 2017

Hi Andreas,

    Don Knuth changed the 'Makefile' of CWEB 3.6 in May 2000 to install
    'cwebmac.tex' in a 'generic' setting (although running it through LaTeX
    is almost a no-op):

Indeed.  As far as I can see, cwebmac.tex cannot be usefully used with
LaTeX. (E.g., it defines \title and many other things; no good can come
of all that in a LaTeX context.) Dual use under at least plain and latex
is the purpose of the /generic/ subtree. So whatever Don is doing in his
Makefile, I think it is better for it to stay in /plain/ in TL. -k

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