[Dev-luatex] \jobname with spaces

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Tue Apr 28 00:27:16 CEST 2009


Hi,

Consider the following source file

\edef\x{\jobname}
\show\x

Run it with pdftex, you get:

> \x=macro:
->"foo bar".

With luatex (0.40):

> \x=macro:
->foo bar.

This is a problem eg when using LaTeX when it tries to \input\jobname.aux.

Regardless of any particular format, there is a consistency problem with pdftex,
which should be fixed, imo by making luatex behave the same as pdftex, namely
quote the file name in \jobname.

Thanks,
Manuel.


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