[tex-live] Catalogue sources

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sat Sep 12 15:48:48 CEST 2009

T T <t34www at googlemail.com> wrote:

> 2009/9/12 Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk>:
> > Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
> >
> >>     PS. There are even more shell scripts waiting for translation, so if
> >>     someone is interested ...
> >>
> >> Any such rewritten shell scripts should be pushed back to the upstream
> >> packages where appropriate, not just installed in TL.
> >>
> >> FWIW, it seems clear to me that there is no great demand for these
> >> scripts on Windows because it hasn't been done for lo these many years.
> >> Personally, I'd just as soon not go there.
> >
> > um, the two i looked at (the russian ones mentioned) also exist in .bat
> > forms on ctan.  the assumption that widnoze systems will automatically
> > have perl available is practical in tex live, but not otherwise (i
> > guess).
> I had a quick look at these .bat scripts. Both of them call sed, so
> won't work out of the box on Windows.

my comment was aimed at karl's suggestion that there was no demand.

those two pairs, however, seem almost trivial to replace with perl.
like the awk-based things i use a lot that i've been meaning to replace
since 1995...


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