[NTG-pdftex] Re: Patch ShellEscape

Hans Hagen pragma@wxs.nl
Sat, 12 Jul 2003 19:22:11 +0200

At 13:42 11/07/2003 +0200, Heiko Oberdiek wrote:

>* But there is also a disadvantage of the \ifeof18 method:
>   TeX generates a error message, if \ifeof18 is not supported.
>   Unhappily TeX does not provide an exception mechanism, so this
>   error cannot be catched.
>     For "tex" and "etex" I see no way to avoid this without a new
>   primitive that can easily checked for existence. The primitive
>   can be either a command that indicates the presence of the
>   feature or returns the version number of web2c.
>     For "pdf(e)tex" this is not a problem, because here
>   \pdfversion and \pdfrevision can be asked. So packages such
>   as pdftricks, pdftex.def, ... will be happy.

Isn't there a new version of tex coming (dek posted some fixes)? In that 
case, one can use that version number since the moment that those fixes are 
in the new distribution sync with the ifeof18 extension.

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