[tex-live] TL2004: Technical problems and testing

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri May 7 20:33:47 CEST 2004

At 20:15 07/05/2004, Olaf Weber wrote:

>Actually, it isn't like other writes, and it isn't like \message
>either.  TeX doesn't ever do ^^-processing for \write18, just like it
>doesn't do it for \special.
>Note that we don't even do xord/xchr processing for \write18 or
>\special, _and never have._

ok, so no problems there; btw, are these details documented somewhere? if 
not, maybe they should go into the web2c doc o rmaybe in a separate doc?

since pdftex is the main engine now, we can add a section to the upcoming 
updated manual (just send me a paragraph summarizing it some day)


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