[tex-live] Bug in syntax package

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Thu Sep 7 01:00:55 CEST 2006

karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) writes:

>     When I wrote, "I have no idea where this version of syntax.sty comes
>     from" I meant, "because it's not the one from CTAN".
> I have no idea either, but I have just updated the version in TL
> from CTAN.  Thanks much for pointing this out.  Er, deleted all the
> dvi files too.  Well, maybe someday there will be pdf's :).

Frankly, for something like TeXlive, I don't see the point in having
PDFs instead of DVI.  Take up much more space (how many copied of
cmr10 do we want on the disk?) and are much slower to access.  TeXlive
has a viable and fast viewer for DVI, one could even set up the DVI
files to be compiled with source specials into the source tree, and if
any Type3 fonts happen to end up in the PDF, they are at fixed
resolution, whereas with DVI one still has a chance to render them
properly for the configured printer.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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