[tlbuild] asymptote-2.37 in source tree

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 10:19:59 CET 2016

On 17 March 2016 at 23:30, Karl Berry wrote:
>     Somewhat irritating that you have to set an environmental variable to
>     get the right epswrite or successor. No cleverer way to achieve it?
> This was John's method of choice.  He did not want the overhead of
> invoking an external process on every run to determine it.  If you want
> to propose something, submit an issue on his sourceforge ...
>     Autowritten config file?
> The point was to be able to make the decision at runtime, not
> compile-time, because the external gs will vary between systems.  -k

I don't see any reasonable alternative. If Asymptote would always call
gs before executing any command, that would be a lot of unnecessary

The only way to somewhat automate this would be to write out the
setting to some config file during installation of TeX Live. But even
then the user could upgrade either ghostscript alone or the complete
distribution before the next TL release and would just as well end up
with a "broken" asy due to some setting somewhere on the system.


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