[tex-live] Re: Re: Aleph versioning

Olaf Weber olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Thu Sep 2 11:41:49 CEST 2004

Hans Hagen writes:
> Olaf Weber wrote:
>> Giuseppe Bilotta writes:

>>> IMO it's more cleaner to have the hyphens in the banner rather than
>>> in the version_strings.

>> I'd rather not mess with the e-TeX soucres myself, so I'll contact
>> Peter about that.

> Talking about version numbers and revisions, is there a reason why

> \eTeXrevision has a period in it, like .2

I'll just note that for e-TeX 2.1 the value was ".1".  So likely a
carryover from that.

> Hardly useful, that period (well, it means that one can test for

>   \ifnum\eTeXversion\eTeXrevision pt>2.2pt

> or

>   \ifnum\eTeXrevision pt>.2pt

> but in that case \eTeXversion could have been 2.2 -)

Go forth and complain to Peter.

> A consistent versioning system among etex pdftex aleph etc would make
> sense

Olaf Weber

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