.. in search paths
Fri, 20 Oct 1995 11:00:06 +0100
> We recommend all implementations have default search paths that start
> with the current directory (e.g., `\path|.|').
> Maybe add the Knuth recommends including \path|..| as well?
> He does? I wouldn't want to recommend that as a default for
> implementations to provide.
Yes, I remember someone told us that he suggested that after the TDS
presentation at the last TUG meeting. The reasoning was that you could
put a test version of a file in a subdirectory and run TeX (or whatever)
there without clobbering the previous version while still finding all
other related input files when searching \path|..|
People may have different opinions whether this is useful or not, but
it was told that this was his feedback on the TDS.