[tex-live] New version of ifplatform

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Wed Sep 9 17:36:44 CEST 2009

Will Robertson a écrit :
> The documentation has a line "This documentation was compiled on
> \platformname" which blows up if the \platform name is "CYGWIN_NT-5.1".
Probably "this documentation was compiled on \detokenize{\platformname}" would
be safer?

> However, unless the package is faulty (which may well be the case!) I
> wouldn't expect this to happen -- I thought that "Windows" would still
> be correctly detected even with Cygwin.

Again, I think it depends on what you intend to do with the "platform" (quite a
vague notion) information. If, as you said in the previous thread, your main
goal is to detect if you can use the cp and rm command, then Cygwin has them. If
you want to know which shell syntax to use... Hmm, I don't know, can some Cygwin
user tell us if cmd.exe or a Unix shell is used by \write18?


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