[tex-live] texdoc error

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Sep 3 00:09:52 CEST 2008

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard writes:

 > Thanks for this interesting informations. To me, the script looked
 > rather understandable except ths need for fixwin() which is indeed
 > unintuitive as you say. Anyway, by a funny coincidence, I was just
 > beginning to think the os.spawn may well be the culprit just before I
 > read your mail.

Hi Manuel,
I'm not happy with fixwin() either, but for the time being it's at
least acceptable that there is only one function which takes care of
the quoting stuff and we don't have to use os.type everywhere in our
scripts.  It would be better, of course, if this piece of code could
be integrated into luatex and I already discussed it with Taco in
Cork.  He will do it if, and only if, someone points him to any
specification provided by Microsoft which clearly explains how the
arguments passed to execvpe() are processed before they are passed to
the child process.  If this is not clearly specified, it's at least
not unlikely that different versions of Windows behave differently.

Thus, if anybody knows more, let us know.

 > > If you replace "--[[" by "---[[", i.e. prepending an extra hyphen, the
 > > wrapper script doesn't invoke a particular script but it prints to
 > > screen *how* it would invoke it.
 > > 
 > Well, we did it and the results were ok, but it didn't explain us
 > anything: it just told us where the problem isn't...

But it's good to know that the wrapper is not the culprit, though.


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