tds 0.100

Paul Vojta
Sun, 22 Oct 1995 19:30:57 -0700 (PDT)

> Date: Fri, 20 Oct 95 00:12:19 BST
> From: David Carlisle <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: tds 0.100

> Paul> Is that _useful_ semantics?
> well there are thousands of documents out there that have 
> \input  chapter1/file1.tex 
> \input  chapter1/file2.tex 
> \input  chapter2/file1.tex 
> where your typical thesis directory has subdirectories for each
> chapter.
> Your proposed semantics would  send TeX looking in rather different
> places for these files, although I suppose if it finds them in the end
> it does not matter too much.

Only if they keep their thesis within a TDS-style directory.  Recall what I
said about my proposed semantics:

| ... if you say \input latex/file.tex, and the search path
| is .:/usr/local/texmf/tex//, then:

|   (1)	first it checks for ./latex/file.tex
|   (2)	then it looks recursively within /usr/local/texmf/tex/latex for a file
|	named file.tex.

As I see it, they probably run TeX from within the thesis directory.
In that case TeX would continue to find the right files on the first try.

--Paul Vojta,