[tex-live] etex

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 16:00:59 CET 2017

Off-Topic: does someone know if e-TeX ever considered introducing
a \showboxtofile{foo}<box number> primitive which would do like \showbox
but with
target something else than the log file, and more importantly would not
raise an "error" ?

Goes to the log but you can get the box output without raising an error eg




{\bf three}


\setbox0=\hbox to \maxdimen{\box0}


so long as you ignore the spurious underfull hbox around the outside
(this essentially is the same trick \showhyphens uses)


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