[dev-context] context program, mtxrun question?
arthur.reutenauer at normalesup.org
Fri May 23 17:56:34 CEST 2008
> few? afaik all windows and linux systems -)
No :-) I have to insist like one year ago, *no* Linux machine I have
an account on does set TMP or TEMP (using various distributions). Maybe
that's a shell problem, I don't know, but on any case you can't rely on it.
> anyhow, taco and i decided now to default as follows: if CACHEPATH is
> not set:
> cachepath = os.env["TEXMFCACHE"] or os.env["TMP"] or
> os.env["TEMP"] or os.env["TMPDIR"] or os.get["HOME"] or
> os.env["HOMEPATH"] or nil
Sounds reasonable, but why not test for the existence of the /tmp
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