# [tex4ht] [bug #395] Possible issues with \write16

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Sat Jun 9 00:42:28 CEST 2018

```Follow-up Comment #1, bug #395 (project tex4ht):

1) is our \write16 just intended to write to the .log file?
I'm not sure. But if so, I believe \write-1 will work across all engines.

2) In any case, we should surely make \immediate\write16 into a macro (in
common-code.tex and tex4ht.sty? not sure) as long as we have to change the
~200 occurrences in the sources. Then we can fiddle with the definition if we
have to.

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