[tex-live] Comment on Re: TeXLive-CD/DVD (Installation)

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Wed May 23 21:12:14 CEST 2007

Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> So even if the application itself does not contain special file names,
>> absolute file names on Unix systems during the installation tend to be
>> non-special, and on Windows tend to be special.
> just as names and paths under msdos 'tend' to have no spaces ... but
> times change
> paths can start with periods, contain plusses and minusses so there is
> much more to worry about than spaces
> to me names like "libstdc++-devel" and ".something" and
> "jome/Documents" (some start with capital some not) looks weird too
> so 'special' is a matter of taste and its user demand and marketing
> who finaly steer things ... instead of qualifying operating systems
> we should qualify users (and usage) and adapt to that

Uh no.  "Special" in the context of configure/install is a matter of
what are special characters to a Bourne shell.  Taste has nothing to
with it.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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