Sun, 22 Oct 1995 19:30:57 -0700 (PDT)
> Date: Fri, 20 Oct 95 00:12:19 BST
> From: David Carlisle <email@example.com>
> To: TWG-TDS@SHSU.edu
> 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
> 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, firstname.lastname@example.org