[tex-live] mysterious mpost problem

Olaf Weber olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Wed Jan 19 18:15:22 CET 2005

Karl Berry writes:

>     - A partial solution is to always require the -progname for tex, mf,
>       mpost if a different progname than the name of the program is
>       desired.  This is easy to implement, though it may break backward
>       compatibility...  

> You mean, no longer try to infer the progname from -mem=foo?


> I don't see an overwhelming reason to break compatibility in this
> respect, so, all other things being equal, let's not.  Documenting the
> need for -progname when in doubt seems sufficient?

This assumes that documentation will be read.

Olaf Weber

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