[tex-live] Kpathsea in TL2007

Philip Taylor (Webmaster) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Mon Feb 19 13:14:20 CET 2007

Vedran Miletić wrote:
> 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. 

Yes, that's the problem : but clearly *X aficionados are happy
with this sad state of affairs, so there's little than can be
done until they finally see the error of their ways ...

Philip Taylor

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