[tex-live] Re: [tex-k] TeX finding filenames with spaces

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Mon Jan 12 17:30:48 CET 2004

> As far as the test goes, only when it actually tests for space in a file 
> name and barfs, it will fail. license, no comment, but somehow such 
> complete rigidity does not appeal to my senses.

lets remember that LaTeX is already predicated on e-TeX,
which we *can* change. AAARGH no we can't, as e-TeX has that
ridiculous Knuth-like license. Or are you happy to work around that, 
Olaf? If so, why not apply Fabrice's fix to e-TeX only?

> The computing world has 
> changed since 1978 and if you force yourself to stay at that point in 
> all ways, you actually actively are helping TeX in its grave.

thats the Knuth way.....

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