[tex-k] teTeX-beta 20021116 and source specials and the syntax
Mon, 09 Dec 2002 21:49:13 +0100
Olaf Weber <email@example.com> writes:
> Kai Gro▀johann writes:
>> I used to use TeXlive 7 which grokked source specials fine.
> It didn't. There are two changes in TeXlive 7 w.r.t. source specials.
> One ensures that a source special will be inserted using an "internal"
> special token, so that they cannot be affected by a redefinition of
I'm sorry. This is not what I meant to say. I meant that it
processes my document and produces a dvi I can look at. (But I did
notice indented paragraphs which shouldn't have been indented.)
> The other fiddled with the location of the every_par source special.
> My log entry for this reads:
> Delay the generation of everypar source specials until after
> the \everypar processing has been done, because they could be
> easily "captured" otherwise
> This is what made it into TeX-live 7. It turned out to have major
> undesirable side effects on the formatting of documents, and was
> backed out because the previous situation was judged to be the least
> of two evils. That log entry reads as follows:
> Back out the change that moved the generation of src_specials.
> It in turn led to markedly different results in "normal" input
> that is considerably more common than the constructions that
> prompted the change. The upshot is that at present I know of
> _no_ non-intrusive way to implement source specials, and
> enabling them may break your documents in unexpected ways.
> The upshot is that source specials are incompatible with certain
> packages, and fixing that requires changes that would be far more
> invasive of the TeX internals than the implementation is.
So what should I do?
I found out (read: Stefan told me) that generating fewer source
specials works with that package. Also, the package apparently can
be changed to just skip the source specials. And then, I could
abstain from the syntax package.
Sorry for the line-noise.
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