[NTG-pdftex] [ pdftex-Bugs-112 ] Message " output format initialized to" is not always right

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Dec 27 01:38:51 CET 2004

>>>>> "noreply" == noreply  <noreply at sarovar.org> writes:

  > Bugs item #112, was opened at 2004-09-09 12:13 You can respond by
  > visiting:
  > http://sarovar.org/tracker/?func=detail&atid=493&aid=112&group_id=106

  > [...]

  > Initial Comment: The "output format initialized to DVI|PDF" is
  > issued to early, which may lead to confusing results.

I sent this bug report because it was confusing when pdftex said

output format initialized to DVI
Output written on ....pdf

Hans Hagen suggested to simply remove this message.  The reason was
that changing the source code would have delayed the release of

But I agree with Hans that this message is not very useful.  Though
Hartmut Henkel found out where to place this message in the source
code to provide a correct result, I think it should be omitted (if
noone else complains).

Isn't it sufficient if TeX sais
   Output written on ....(dvi|pdf)  ?


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