[NTG-pdftex] Re: Patch ShellEscape

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek@uni-freiburg.de
Thu, 10 Jul 2003 15:49:50 +0200


On Thu, Jul 10, 2003 at 02:57:25PM +0200, Martin Schroeder wrote:

> On 2003-07-10 14:35:48 +0200, Martin Schröder wrote:
> > - New readonly primitive \pdfshellescape which can be used to test if the
> 
> Thinking further (and being reminded by Rolf): Is there a reason
> why this can _not_ be called \shellescape? It's got nothing to do
> with pdf (and would be usefull in all web2c-based TeX engines, no
> matter what they are called).

\write18 is a property of web2c-based TeX engines, so
\shellescape is the better name and it would be even better,
if this can be added to the other web2c-based TeX engines, too.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek@uni-freiburg.de>
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