[tex-live] lambda, omega, latex.ini

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue May 11 08:47:49 CEST 2004

At 22:37 10/05/2004, Thomas Esser wrote:
> > anyhow, it's no big deal now
>It is, because we just recently have moved tex input files from
>texmf/{etex,pdftex,pdfetex,omega} to texmf/tex.

i know; only non tex stuff stays there and i only wanted to point out that 
patterns are a border case (patterns packages in primitives); this would 
also mean that in pinciple the pdftex map files can go since we can build 
files like:

psfonts.tex ==


and put those files in some texmf/tex/pdftex path after which we got rid of 
fonts/enc/pdftex which makes live even more simple.

(in a way it's a pitty that tfm files don't go into the texinputs path as 
well because now one cannot test for their existence in convenient ways 
from within tex)

>Again, it is a matter of search paths which should become simpler.

sure, but looking at what goes into those paths (esp the kind of content in 
the 'tex' files) i get more and more lost in the logic -)


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