[NTG-context] write18

Adam Lindsay atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
Sun Feb 5 19:05:43 CET 2006

Gerben Wierda wrote:
>> On 5 Feb 2006, at 05:10, David Arnold wrote:
>>> Gerben,
>>> With a default install of Context, I don't believe write18 is
>>> enabled nor run time development of Metapost graphics. Do you do
>>> any of that?
> If a change would require a non-secure standard config, I will not do  
> it. Nor will I if there is a reasonable run-time (not configure time)  
> workaround (e.g. adding -shell-escape to tex can be done runtime and  
> is thus a better security strategy than turning it on by default). If  
> it is possible to offer some configuration options to the user, I  
> will investigate.

Gerben, David,

I think the technique I documented here:
...is probably a good compromise for one or the other of you. It doesn't 
compromise the system as a whole, but it does compromise/add-feature for 

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