[tex-live] New version of ifplatform

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Wed Sep 9 17:09:46 CEST 2009

Ken Brown wrote:
> I didn't follow any of the earlier discussion of the ifplatform package,
> but I'm curious why you would want it to return "Windows" as the
> platform type when a user is running latex under cygwin.  Cygwin tries
> to emulate linux as much as possible, and the cygwin binaries for
> texlive were compiled in this spirit.  So I, as a cygwin user, would
> expect ifplatform to report a *NIX platform, and I would expect
> \platformname to return "Cygwin".

It's more about getting Windows (i.e. TeX Live or MiKTeX as direct
Windows binaries) right reliably. Cygwin is a bit of an oddity in this
Joseph Wright

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