[OS X TeX] block comment

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Thu Nov 17 14:56:14 EST 2005

Am 17.11.2005 um 17:51 schrieb George Gratzer:

> So a logical question to raise: if I just want to LaTeX ( I do not 
> want  mptopdf and mfpic, whatever they are), can I set my system not 
> to include supp-mis.tex ?

Yes: use latex.

Sorry, I don't know the intrinsics for that, I only remember that when 
I first used CMacTeX's pdftex or pdflatex on Mac OS 9 two ConTeXt files 
always were included for no obvious reason:


Of course I searched for that and found pdftex.def which includes 
supp-pdf.tex, if it exists on the system. There is some old 
relationship between ConTeXt's Hans Hagen and pdfTeX's Han The Thanh. 
Indeed I started to use pdfTeX when I saw a demo of ConTeXt with 
microtype features and pdfTeX. Maybe the pdfTeX folks just re-use code 
that was developed for ConTeXt, to understand the ConTeXt MAP files? Or 
to provide PDF \specials? TeX isn't my native language ...



"What is this talk of 'release'?  Klingons do not make software
'releases'.  Our software 'escapes' leaving a bloody trail of
designers and quality assurance people in its wake."

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