[tex-live] lua path

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Mon Dec 9 21:29:53 CET 2013

On Dec 09, 2013, at 11:27 AM, Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk> wrote:

Maxwell, Adam R wrote:

Where does that end, though? How about texdoc {python,tcl,r,ruby,sh}?
Why is anyone asking texdoc about perl? IMNSHO, it's perfectly okay
for texdoc to give a stupid answer to a stupid question.

-\infty. There are no stupid questions, there are only stupid
answers, of which yours (IMENSHO) is just about as stupid as an
answer can get.
I look forward to your reimplementation of texdoc, whereby
  texdoc omelet
will give the appropriate recipe for a 3-egg omelet. Make
sure it includes cheese.

Seriously, it sounds like you want texdoc to be the equivalent of
Apple's Siri or some other purportedly omniscient machine.
Interpreting user input and giving a possible match is nontrivial
for a system as massive as TeX Live. If the current texdoc is
really confusing people so much, perhaps it would be best
to reject a query that doesn't have a trivial match and just print
an error message.

As I wrote to another poster offlist, far more than just perl
scripts are included in the guts of TL 2013. Should all of
these interpreters be known to texdoc?

$ exts=( py rb sh tcl pl ) ; for ext in "${exts[@]}" ; do echo $ext && find /usr/local/texlive/2013 -type f -name "*.$ext" |wc -l ; done

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