[EXT] Location exe installer (Was: Phil Taylor Re: pretest 2021 begin)

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sat Mar 6 15:13:45 CET 2021

Siep Kroonenberg wrote:

If you keep your own rsync repository, and especially if you are
running a pretest, then you should have sense enough not to use the
.exe while the .bat is already there.

With the greatest respect, Siep, "sense" would indicate exactly the opposite — one would expect an executable image to honour parameters , while equally expecting a batch file to ignore them.  But leaving that aside, is it not time for TeX Live to cease using the ".bat" extension and starting using the ".cmd" one ?  I cannot remember the last time I created a .bat file, while I have been creating .cmd files for what seems like an eternity — as far back is the early 1990s, if I remember correctly.

But you are perfectly right that this particular mistake would be
prevented if the .exe (and the other installer packages (.zip, and
.tar.gz)) would be moved to a subdirectory.

That would indeed help.
** Phil.
Philip Taylor

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