[XeTeX] Overfull boxes return status of 0 in XeTeX

mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca
Sun Mar 13 18:24:19 CET 2016

On Sun, 13 Mar 2016, Philip Taylor wrote:
> > Nowadays all TeX distros have lua.
> The fact that a distribution may have (and include) a particular
> scripting language does not mean that a front-end such as TeXworks can
> necessarily make use of scripts expressed in that language, surely ?

It does.

If a script begins with the characters "#!" and the name of a script
interpreter, and has the execute bit set, then it can be executed like any
other program, and the front end can run it the same way the front end
would run any TeX engine.  This is a facility of the operating system,
often called the "shebang" mechanism, and it is transparent to
applications.  There is no need for the front end to know what language
the script is written in, nor how to interpret that language.

Matthew Skala
mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca                 People before principles.

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