[NTG-pdftex] Re: Patch ShellEscape

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek@uni-freiburg.de
Mon, 14 Jul 2003 12:57:07 +0200


On Mon, Jul 14, 2003 at 11:23:49AM +0200, Hans Hagen wrote:

> At 23:03 13/07/2003 +0200, Heiko Oberdiek wrote:
> >On Sun, Jul 13, 2003 at 09:47:36PM +0200, Hans Hagen wrote:
> >
> >> At 19:31 13/07/2003 +0200, you wrote:
> >>
> >> >The changes are already done. And it would be difficult to distinguish
> >> >between 3.14159 and 3.141592 at macro level. I would not want to read
> >> >the .log file for the version number in the banner.
> >>
> >> hm, isn't there a macro in latex then that holds the number?
> >
> >No, LaTeX does not know, which TeX is used.
> >
> >> also, you can maybe use a latex version number for testing
> >
> >Not reliable. For example, my tex is much older than my LaTeX
> >installation.
> 
> in that case, why not use the latex version as per tex live 8 (an ifeof18 
> test macro extension can wait till then i suppose)

I have different TeX installations (useful sometimes for testing with
older versions, for example). Thus I want to say, that LaTeX can
be updated independently from the TeX program. And because of the
stable nature of standard TeX and the Error during LaTeX format
generation this will be often the case.

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