[tex-live] texdoc in luatex

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Mon Jun 25 22:30:31 CEST 2007

Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> wrote:

> Frank Küster wrote:
>> Frank Küster <frank at kuesterei.ch> wrote:
>>> The current state is attached, the -l and -h options already work.
>> Attached is version 0.1.  It can be used to list and view files (and it
>> has a '-v|--version' option, but the regex search is not implemented.
> Frank, luatex links against libz (of course), so I could easily, and
> with just a minimum amound of extra compiled code, offer an interface
> to that directly from lua. Doinfg so would remove the need to call the
> g(un)zip executable. If you like that, let me know what you believe
> the best interface would be.

Hm, the current texdoc shell script works with .gz and .bz2.  In terms
of easy programming and maintainability, I think it would only be an
advantage if we either decide to not support bzip2 (and 7zip in the
future), or include those, too (which is probably not as easy).

I don't know who was using compressed documentation; we (Debian) have
done it for long, but our xdvi is able to ready dvi.gz even without
texdoc, and we slowly switch to not compressing pdf any more.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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