[XeTeX] [texworks] Overfull boxes return status of 0 in XeTeX

Arthur Reutenauer arthur.reutenauer at normalesup.org
Fri Mar 18 01:49:58 CET 2016

On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 11:58:34PM +0000, Philip Taylor wrote:
>         The key point is this :  only *TeX (where *TeX is any derivative
> of TeX; I do not wish to suggest modifying TeX itself out of respect for
> Don's wishes) /knows/ whether (e.g.,) an overfull \hbox has been
> generated during a *TeX run; other utilities can try to guess (e.g., by
> scanning the log file, or the DVI file, or the PDF, or whatever) but
> they cannot /know/.

  Of course they can /know/: by inspecting the log file.  It contains
the exact transcript of the TeX run, and thus reflects all of TeX's
knowledge about what happened when compiling the file; as far as
overfull \hbox'es, etc. are concerned.

  Do you *understand* what I /mean/?


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