Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Wed Mar 31 19:32:51 CEST 2004
On Mar 26, 2004, at 5:11 PM, Thomas Esser wrote:
>> When using kpsewhich, there is a dependency on the OS
> It is not kpsewhich which causes this, it is the call to execute a
> command and the underlying interpreter which causes these differences.
I agree with Hans here. The $ before the variable name is superfluous.
In fact, the $ itself is also a shell construct originally meaning
It could easily be implemented backwards compatible. Just ignore any
initial $ signs when trying to expand a variable. The old calls would
still work and we could promote the new style (e.g. by producing
warnings on the old style).
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