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

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sat Jan 9 14:48:47 CET 2010

2010/1/9 Vincent Lefevre <vincent at vinc17.net>:
> On 2010-01-09 11:01:35 +0100, Daniel Flipo wrote:
>> Vincent Lefevre a écrit le 09/01/2010 01:52 :
>> ...
> But this needs to modify the file, which is bad when one wants to
> distribute / share it among several users. And I think this is more
> complicated in practice, e.g. because \FrenchItemizeSpacingfalse is
> no longer defined.
The best way is to complain to the maintainers of the French style for
babel. This style goes to babel, the babel then goes to LaTeX and it
goes to CTAN from where TeX Live team, Debian team and others take it.
They will not replace a random file from the core LaTeX distribution
with a new version. It may sometimes work, sometimes not. As you
wrote, the interface has changed. If the LaTeX distro is changed in
Debian, just because you need the new interface, someone elses
documents may be broken, thus please complain to french.ldx
maintainers if you need long time compatibility. If you have to
support several versions with different interfaces, you have to check
them by \@ifundefined or similar mechanism.

Zdeněk Wagner

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