[tex-live] [NTG-pdftex] Runtime limitations on open files?

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Sun Aug 19 18:20:41 CEST 2007

Philip TAYLOR <Philip-and-LeKhanh at Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> It must be mentioned that one actually needs single-iteration
>> for-loops for almost any useful variable manipulation.  Quite
>> intuitive.
> P.S. About as "intuitive" as [con]cat[enating] a file with
> nothing in order simply to see it on the screen ...

Nobody does that in Unix and it would not change anything.  The Cygwin
"cat", in contrast, contains some hackery to interpret ANSI color
sequences on Windows, since Windows, surprise, surprise, does not
offer a standard-compliant console.

In short: you are complaining about a workaround for a deficiency
limited to Windows.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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