[NTG-pdftex] pdf versions and so

Hans Hagen pragma@wxs.nl
Tue, 17 Feb 2004 15:09:53 +0100


At 14:58 17/02/2004, Heiko Oberdiek wrote:
>On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 10:57:10AM +0100, Hans Hagen wrote:
>
> > How about adding
> >
> >   \pdfbinary == number (0=unknown, 1=web2c, 2=miktex)
> >
> > sometimes this is handy to know
>
>What number does a official unknown distribution (eg. 100+) get?
>What number in case of a private modification of web2c?

the main reason for this feature is that one sometimes needs to know if one 
runs in a kpse environment or not, not so much feature testing; currently 
there is no way to find out if web2c/miktex is used (without reverting to 
write18, and even then it's not fail safe); since it's meant for macro 
packages that keep up to date, i see no problem with updates and private 
modifications, but i can imagine a range, say 1000-1999 for fundamental 
web2c changes, 2000-2999 for miktex, etc

Hans





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