[NTG-pdftex] Extensions: \pdf$foo or \$foo?
taco at elvenkind.com
Thu Jun 30 18:27:51 CEST 2005
Hans Hagen wrote:
> Heiko Oberdiek wrote:
>> Thus if we add \match, then the newsgroups are full of \match
>> isn't working if I use chess and pdflatex ... And the people
>> would remember, pdfTeX causes problems.
> eh .. i can imagine that they are surprised that the primitive \match
> does not work, but any package that defines its own will since it
> overloads the primitive
> btw, i suppose that the switch to etex also caused problems for latex then?
> anyhow, i have no problem with a prefix, how about:
> \ext (extensions) -> \extmatch
I believe this addition of a prefix is for most extensions an
unneeded complication. If something it isn't used in any of the
macro packages in
in a recent (full) texlive installation, then i consider any
such usage to be so esoteric that it can be overruled.
If it *is* used, then a solution like Hans' sounds fine, and claiming
an extension namespace definately sounds like a good idea (but \epdf
is probably better than \ext because of xetex and aleph).
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