[tex-live] Pathological search path for TeXMF.cnf

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sun Mar 15 10:56:57 CET 2015

As one from an entirely case-insenstive background (MS/DOS, VMS, MS
Windows), I have just two thoughts on this :

1) I do not find (TeX under) Windows slow, except on a single machine on
which it was recently installed.  All other instances (32-bit, 64-bit)
are blindingly fast ...

2) Provided that the file is displayed in Explorer and analogous
utilities as (e.g.,) "IEEEtran.cls", then (were I to use LaTeX) I would
have no objection to having to write "\documentclass {IEEEtran}".

Perhaps at the same time we could then correct "language.def", which at
the moment ignores the example and key definition provided by its
original authors :

	%%% Next section is      E X A M P L E   O N L Y
	%%% \addlanguage {German}{ghyph31}{}{2}{2}
	%%% Previous section is  E X A M P L E   O N L Y

	\addlanguage {USenglish}{hyphen}{}{2}{3}

and thereafter spells language names entirely in lower-case, thereby
ignoring both convention and precedent :

% from hyphen-armenian:
% from hyphen-basque:
% from hyphen-bulgarian:
% from hyphen-catalan:
% from hyphen-chinese:

** Phil.

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