[tex-live] Make the extensions for formats different for each engine.

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Thu Apr 15 20:17:04 CEST 2004

> Another way to enable peaceful coexistence that has been proposed is
> to separate the formats in subdirectories like this:
> 	texmf/web2c/tex
> 	texmf/web2c/etex
> Each of these directories would be conform to an engine.  For that to
> work best, we could have the engines define $engine like they define
> $progname these days, and have something like
> 	TEXFORMATS = .;$TEXMF/web2c/{$engine,}//
> in the texmf.cnf.

Sure, that would work. I somehow like the other solution more (using
different extensions). My feeling is that this is easier/less tricky.


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