[NTG-pdftex] \pdfprimitive

Philip & Le Khanh Philip-and-LeKhanh at Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org
Sat Apr 7 15:12:40 CEST 2007

Yes, that was the decision we took with e-TeX, and
I do not think that with the benefit of hindsight
the decision was a mistaken one. All you are doing
by using a "pdf" prefix is /reducing/ the chances
of a namespace clash, not eliminating the possibility.

But I am not against the idea of a prefix per se;
I am more concerned that the choice of "pdf" as
the prefix for functionality that has nothing
to do with PDF can only mislead the innocent user.

** Phil.
Martin Schröder 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 ? :-)
 > Best
 >    Martin
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