[texhax] [tex-live] How to do the following?

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Wed Oct 4 00:48:41 CEST 2006

On my TeX-Live 2005 installation, TeX too invokes
PdfeTeXK.  Whether this is an artifact of TeX-Live
or of WinEDT I do not know : as I said in my previous
message, although the purist in me rebels at such
un-Knuth-like behaviour, I find it so convenient that
I have never thought to complain ...

** Phil.
karl at freefriends.org wrote:
>     I should be surprised if "TeX" launches PdfeTeXK: that does not
> sound
>     compatible with Knuth's wishes at what may be called "TeX".
> Indeed, as things stand, "tex" is the only thing which runs the original
> program.  Everything else runs pdfetexk (or aleph or omega or whatever).
> Given sufficient compatibility definitions loaded, I think "tex" could
> invoke pdfetexk too, but I haven't thought too deeply about it (nor do I
> intend to).
> Best,
> k

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