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

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Tue Jan 13 15:04:10 CET 2004

Karl Berry wrote:

>Fabrice, Hans, Sebastian -- I hope you are not serious.  Although you
>personally may never use anything but PDF, please consider the TeX user
>constituency, and keep TL useful to everyone.  We must continue to
>include DVI support.
Don't panic yet. pdftex emits DVI as well as PDF, no problem. If you remake
all the symlinks to point to "pdfetex" instead of "tex", and remake 
format files,
I think you'll find no change at all.

It is a serious suggestion. The only arguments against it are

 * the "must keep Knuth's legacy intact" attitude.
 * any ways in which pdfeTeX does NOT give identical results

if the second of these applies, clearly thats  an end to the suggestion


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