[tex-live] Kpathsea in TL2007

Vedran Miletić rivanvx at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 12:56:12 CET 2007

2007/2/19, Philip & Le Khanh <Philip-and-LeKhanh at royal-tunbridge-wells.org>:
> Yes, all of these apart from "Makefile" would benefit
> enormously from having a ".txt" or ".log" extension.
> And if only "Make" would expect files of type ".mak",
> then we could do away with extensionless files for ever :-)
> Philip Taylor

But why? In Unix, OS doesn't differ the part of file name before the
last dot and after the last dot. It's a FILE NAME. There are no
extensions in Unix that OS actually cares about. However, varios GUIs
(KDE, GNOME, Xfce..) and their file managers actually look for file
extension when determining file type, to make it easier for the user.
However, some of them (at least Nautilus does that) compare the file
extension to actual file content (determined from file header, you can
do it in shell with "file") and complains if it finds it different.

2007/2/19, Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de>:
> Sigh...  Why do you suggest ".mak" and not ".make"?  It's good that
> you like Windows so much but you can't expect that UNIX users like all
> these restrictions.  You cannot force UNIX users to live in the
> stone-age.
> Regards,
>   Reinhard

My sentiments exactly.

Vedran Miletić
Student at Math Department, University of Rijeka

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