[OS X TeX] Is this geometry behavior correct?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Apr 5 18:21:25 EDT 2007

On Apr 5, 2007, at 5:06 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 5 avr. 07 à 23:54, Bruno Voisin a écrit :
>> - There are packages which do not perform driver detection, or  
>> which perform only detection of a specific driver, as with the  
>> geometry package for which geometry.cfg only checks for XeTeX.
> I was wrong here partly: the geometry package performs automatic  
> driver detection within geometry.sty itself, see the definition of  
> \Gm at checkdrivers there. From a quick look at the code, I'm under  
> the impression that it checks for pdfTeX and VTeX only, and still  
> lives the selection of dvips and dvipdfm to be performed manually  
> by the user. But that was only a quick look, I'm not sure.
> Bruno Voisin


That was my impression when glancing at the geometry.sty code too. It  
certainly seems strange that geometry, which I use quite extensively,  
hasn't been updated in quite a while (the date for the present v.3.2  
is 2002/07/08) while the binaries have been changing around it. I  
really wish the documentation made all of this clearer. I guess it's  
imperative that we are very conscious of this behavior and act  

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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