[tex-live] kpsewhich

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Mar 26 22:15:17 CET 2004

At 21:55 26/03/2004, Olaf Weber wrote:

>On consideration, I'm not sure what you mean by "platform independent"
>in this case.  Clearly a script cannot be interpreter-independent; a
>script written for sh won't run under csh, perl, ruby, or command.com.

with scripts i mean perl/ruby etc, not sh or bat or some os specific 
language; calling kpsewhich from perl/ruby etc or launching a program is 
kind of messy as well since then escaping needs to be os specific; the less 
i have to do that ...

it's also the reason why i'd like to see ruby/perl/etc kpse libraries, 
which is not that hard to accomplish using "swig" (i did that once for xpdf)


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