[NTG-context] texexec

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue May 16 01:06:02 CEST 2006

frantisek holop wrote:
> hmm, on Fri, May 05, 2006 at 12:03:15AM +0200, Hans Hagen said that
>> I'd like to make the ruby version of texexec the default. Are there any 
>> strong objections to this?
>> Also, i'd like the stubs to run texmfstart as launcher. For that
>> purpose i'll add a /scripts/context/stubs/[mswin|unix] path with the
>> default stubs that one can copy to some bin path  
> just out of curiosity, is there a particular reason why ruby was chosen?
> was something wrong with perl?  will the next one (newnewtexexec) be in
> python? :)))
it's all a matter of taste. i like ruby and after working with it for a whiel decided that i could write better / cleaner code in ruby than in perl; i skipped python (didn't like some of its syntax); i'll stick to ruby (and later on lua for embedded tex stuff, but that's another story); so, there wil not be a texexec.py  


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