[tex-live] The fonts/{map,enc} location problem (updmap)

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Mon Sep 29 21:25:46 CEST 2003

> then this is (again) a good moment to start thinking about using the same 
> library for pdftex and dvips for accessing the same map files, whicm means 
> that the format of that file needs to be redefined in a more proper 
> database syntax (maybe xml, but it may be to slow on such big files).

I just have finnished thinking about this and I still believe that the
search path library in itself is a good thing.

We could use it for example to make that map file change without touching
a line of code in any application. Just by changing a few search paths.

Sure, you are right that we have to make sure that search paths don't
get abused. I think that cleaning this up is something that we have to
put on our list for the next TeX Live.


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