[tex-live] TL2004: Technical problems and testing
olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Wed May 12 22:47:03 CEST 2004
Fabrice Popineau writes:
>> No, TeX has always been system-dependent in the tty/log output.
>> I can see that having a way to achieve system-independent output may be
>> desirable, but I think it cannot be the priority right now.
> I even wonder if it is desirable, as long as the program has to be used by
> humans. I wonder if there is a single program which is system independent
> and which provides interaction to the user.
> The problem is not to ignore system dependencies, but rather to integrate
> them so the behavior will look as natural as possible.
> Maybe that the behavior in batch interaction mode should be different than
> the normal one?
How would we recoginze "batch mode"? interaction_mode in TeX? Not
connected to a terminal? Other?
Perhaps we should drop the locale-dependency altogether. Opinions/Votes?
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