[texhax] Passing Underscore

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Thu Sep 21 23:32:49 CEST 2006

Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

>   > The syntax with quotes already excludes legal file names on many
>   > file systems and operating systems, where quotes are legal
>   > characters in file names. Therefore the quote extension isn't a
>   > refinement of \input's syntax. It would be much better to have
>   > separate primitives that uses <general text> for file names as
>   > done in \pdfximage.
>   > [...]
> Yes, that would be nice.  

Strong agreement from me : I was very surprised that Thanh et al
chose to use double quotes as delimiters rather than implementing
a file interface that used <general text>
> It would be nice to have additional primitives which behave similar as
> \openin and \openout too, but simply do what they are told to do.
>     \newwrite\make
>     \openout\make=Makefile
> creates Makefile.tex.  

This one confuses me : on my system, that is what happens;
what is it that you /want/ to happen ?

** Phil.

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