[tex-live] pdfseparate/pdfunite.exe for Windows

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Jan 8 03:01:29 CET 2014

On 2014-01-08 at 08:27:39 +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:

 > On Di, 07 Jan 2014, Philip Taylor wrote:
 > > D:\TeX\Live\2013\bin\win32
 > Indeed, not on Windows. All shell scripts. Pity. 

A pity indeed.  Since we have texlua now, it's extremely easy to write
portable scripts.  Not only portable among different architectures but
also among different TeX distributions.  All you need is LuaTeX.  And
this is ubiquitous nowadays.

In favor of portability I strongly recommend to consider texlua as a
scripting language.  After all, Lua is a programming language which
makes fun.  It's easy to learn but extremely powerful though.

...not to mention that texlua has the kpathsea library built-in while
other programming languages have to run external tools like kpsewhich
with different command-line arguments on Unix and Windows due to a
different command-line syntax.


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