[tex-live] reliability of ~/texmf in TeXLive and other distros?

Dan Drake drake at kaist.edu
Sat Dec 12 01:03:11 CET 2009

First off, thanks to everyone for your helpful comments here. I really
appreciate it.


On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 at 10:47PM +0000, Karl Berry wrote:
>             --var-value 
>     is quite new. 
> According to the ChangeLog, it was added (by Olaf W) in 2004.  

As a person who works with Sage, this is interesting. The Sage project
was started in 2005, and moves very quickly. A version of Sage that's 18
months old is considered very out-of-date. To see something from 2004 be
"quite new" is amusing. But of course TeX and LaTeX are very mature

> Unquestionably there are zillions of systems out there older than
> that; on the other hand, the chance of those systems being interested
> in sagetex seems about nil to me.

That's true, and I think it's reasonably likely that anyone running such
an older system will easily be able to figure out the right thing to do.


---  Dan Drake
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