[tex-live] kpsewhich pdftex.map

Olaf Weber olaf@infovore.xs4all.nl
30 Jul 2002 22:37:45 +0200

Thomas Esser writes:

>>> I consider pdftex.cfg even more important. While pdftex.cfg is hard-coded
>>> into pdftex, pdftex.map is not. It is just a common configuration to
>>> have pdftex.map configured for pdftex.

>>> My suggestion is to add special cases for both: pdftex.map and pdftex.cfg.

>> pdftex.map would need aa special case (as far as the format is
>> concerned).

>> pdftex.cfg does not need a special case: .cfg is not a known suffix,
>> so we default to the kpse_tex_format anyway.  You "just" have to
>> remember that unless you use --progname=pdftex, the file will not be
>> in the search path.

> Well, if you restrict "special case" to setting the default format,
> you are right. If you extend the meaning of "special case" also to the
> default progname, you are not.

> I am used to pass options to kpsewhich, so I am not the right person
> to ask. But, maybe, it would make sense to set progname for some special
> filenames, too.

Point taken -- but this does make the default behaviour more and more
special-cased and complicated.  Most TeX-like, I suppose.

> Thomas

Olaf Weber

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