pragma at wxs.nl
Sat Mar 27 19:24:25 CET 2004
At 13:41 27/03/2004, Karl Berry wrote:
> Interpreting command-line args
>How about an option to take args from a file (or stdin)? That is,
>kpsewhich --file=foo would read foo and interpret it as more arguments.
sounds like a valid option (could even be an xml file then, so that we have
a well defined syntax and char set)
it would also means that we can precook scripts:
and provide a bunch of things like:
and then the shortcut:
>Then the perl/ruby/whatever script can write foo (in its
>system-independent way) and call kpsewhich (in this
>acceptable-to-all-systems simple way).
>If there's no quoting mechanism that works on both Windows and Unix,
>there's no way to use any special characters on any command line (if you
>want to write a script that runs on both without change).
maybe we need some kind of escape like in url's
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