# [tex-live] Bug#564089: \FDP at colonspace is no longer defined in frenchb v2.3d (v2.4a is OK)

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Sat Jan 9 02:30:39 CET 2010

```On 09/01/2010 01:52, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2010-01-08 15:44:49 +0100, Norbert Preining wrote:
>> On Fr, 08 Jan 2010, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
>>> But will \renewcommand{\Fcolonspace}{\thinspace} still work in
>>> 10 years?
>>
Much more likely than using internal macros. LaTeX's system with @ in macros
names is quite clear : when using an @ macro of a packages, you're on your own.

>> Sorry, who cares? If you want that, use plain tex. Yes that is life
>> even in the TeX World. You probably can process all documents even
>> after loads of time, but probably they need some tweaking.
>>
>> As said, only because someone suggested to you to use internal
>> macros does not mean it is the right way.
>
> So, \renewcommand{\Fcolonspace}{\thinspace} is not correct either
> since it is not documented. Only ThinColonSpace=true is documented
> for the current version.

It is correct since it *was* documented, and is kept for compatibility, though
the new interface is recommended. It seems correct not to document the
compatibility measures. The point is that they are available, and they are.

> But this also means that Debian/stable is
> obsolete.
>