Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Oct 21 22:39:08 CEST 2019

On 2019-10-21 at 15:03:53 +0100, Joseph Wright wrote:

 > Also, are the older (1.30) \pdfoptionpdf... names still useful?
 > They make life more 'interesting' reading the WEB, and would be
 > easy enough to remove.

I don't know how many old documents are affected.

There are only very few macro packages in TeX Live which contain
\pdfoptionpdf*, try

  cd texlive/2019/texmf-dist/tex && grep -r \\pdfoptionpdf

If it's too annoying to have all the old stuff in the WEB code and you
still want to keep backwards compatibility, a possible solution could
be to put aliases like

  \let \pdfoptionpdfminorversion \pdfminorversion
  \let \pdfoptionpdfmajorversion \pdfmajorversion

into a separate file and \input this file when the formats are created.
This way it's quite easy to postpone the decision at least.


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