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

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Fri Apr 16 02:48:59 CEST 2004

On Apr 15, 2004, at 20:17, Thomas Esser wrote:

>> 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.

I agree from a point of elegance. The subject addressed is binding 
format and engine. The path solution is in fact binding engine and 
path. That is a workaround more than a real binding.

But it is not a great deal either way of course.


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