[tex-k] Re: newer
olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Wed Apr 6 21:41:26 CEST 2005
Reinhard Kotucha writes:
> the current version of the program `newer' accepts only two
> arguments. [...] I added an option --verbose which lists missing
> input files to stderr.
One (minor) nit is that it is probably better to list missing input
files by default and have a --quiet (or -q) option to suppress that.
> There are some bugs in web2c.texi. It says that -help is a valid
> option to mpto, but in fact --help is required.
> $ mpto -help
> mpto: -help: No such file or directory
> I suppose that a lot of programs are affected.
I'll have to check that.
> I moved the version number of newer from 0.63 to 0.64 and the date in
> the .man file to "4 April 2005".
> Does it make it sense to remove the paragraph beginning with "Although
> this could be written as a Perl script ..." from web2c.texi?
> If not, shouldn't we have to explain why it is not written in COBOL?
Explaining why we didn't use Intercal should be easier.
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