[NTG-pdftex] Extensions: \pdf$foo or \$foo?

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Fri Jul 1 20:47:56 CEST 2005


On Fri, 1 Jul 2005, Martin Schröder wrote:

> On 2005-07-01 16:13:59 +0200, Hans Hagen wrote:
> > so, for latex the solution would be (in the latex specific
> > initialization file):
> >
> > \let\pdfmatch\match \let\match\undefined
> >
> > That way you get (1) a prefix (one that will not clash with other
> > prefixes) and (2) we keep tex prefix-clean
>
> Yes, that would be possible (e.g. in pdftexconfig.tex in tetex). But
> it needs a special format and it's non-portable. The reverse would
> also be possible: \let\match\ptexmatch

maybe one could find a way to enable new primitives, so that they are
hidden if not enabled. Maybe removing the primitive name strings from
the hash and keeping them somewhere safe until they are required? Like
\use\match? A little like in Perl...

Regards, Hartmut


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