[NTG-pdftex] Re: Patch ShellEscape

Martin Schroeder ms@artcom-gmbh.de
Thu, 10 Jul 2003 16:06:10 +0200


On 2003-07-10 15:49:50 +0200, Heiko Oberdiek wrote:
> 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.

Same here. Olaf? Or does this belong to tex-implementors?

Best regards
        Martin
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