[tex-live] src specials fixes

Olaf Weber olaf@infovore.xs4all.nl
31 May 2002 21:58:53 +0200

Fabrice Popineau writes:
> * Olaf Weber <olaf@infovore.xs4all.nl> writes:

>> If we try to change the banner, it looks like we'll need to make
>> changes to get etex and pdftex to compile again, because their

> This is weird. I made tex, etex and omega compile, but not pdftex.
> The problem is :
> - tex has 'banner' -> tex.web and tex.ch are tied ok
> - etex has 'eTeX_banner' -> tex.web, etex.ch, tex.ch, tex.ech
>                             you need to postpone changes in tex.ech to make
>                             them tie, but it is ok
> - omega has 'banner' -> lots of .ch but no problem
> - pdftex has 'banner' -> the trick to postpone changes in tex.pch
>                          can't work because the variable is called 'banner',
>                          is changed in tex.web + pdftex.ch
>                          and then matched with tex.ch

Evidently I haven't tried hard enough to get the changefiles 'tie'd up.

Still, on account of the extent of the necessary changes, I'd really
like to avoid messing with the first banner line and just print the
additional line, perhaps as:
        source specials enabled (incompatible with TeX)
or something like that.

Olaf Weber

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