[texhax] \write17?

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Sun Oct 21 01:18:29 CEST 2018

> Doesn't that waste one of the 16 precious usable streams?  --thanks, karl.


It's always been that way (since at least latex 2.09 if not before)
I have wondered off and on why \@unused isn't set to 16 rather than
\newwrite\@unused (=0) but never thought about it hard enough to risk
suggesting changing it.


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