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

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Sat Jan 9 03:14:34 CET 2010

On 2010-01-09 02:30:39 +0100, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
> 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.

But probably less likely than the recommended 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.

It is no longer documented, so that it is no longer correct.

If you want another example, \FrenchItemizeSpacingfalse was documented,
but doesn't even work any longer:

! Undefined control sequence.
l.5 \FrenchItemizeSpacingfalse

> > But this also means that Debian/stable is
> > obsolete.
> > 
> ??! What's your point here?

It is not possible to compile some LaTeX files (using only documented
features) with (only) the distribution provided by Debian/stable. There
has been no transition period.

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