# [NTG-pdftex] \pdfprimitive

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sat Apr 7 19:53:52 CEST 2007

```� wrote:
> 2007/4/6, Philip & Le Khanh <Philip-and-LeKhanh at royal-tunbridge-wells.org>:
>
>> rather than just PDF primitives ...  If
>> this is the case, is there any chance of
>> a better choice of name in a future release ?
>>
>
> Would you prefer a pdfTeX version that suddenly has a primitive \foo
> thus potentially breaking all documents already providing \foo ? :-)
>
>
if a document provides \foo, then a nw primitive \foo is never seen because the document obscures it; actually, the user won't even notice;

only when a macro package uses \foo there could be a problem but that's seldom the user's concern

Hans

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