[NTG-pdftex] Re: Patch ShellEscape

Olaf Weber olaf@infovore.xs4all.nl
10 Jul 2003 22:05:25 +0200

Martin Schroeder writes:
> 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?

\shellescape sits in Knuth's namespace.

This seems to have come up private mail as well, and there the
suggestion was to use \ifeof18 instead.

For various reasons I still haven't been able to spend time on TeX.

Olaf Weber

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