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Re: [bug #57592] [PATCH] tmac/<files containing a ".nx" request>: Add a
Re: [bug #57592] [PATCH] tmac/<files containing a ".nx" request>: Add a warning
Mon, 13 Jan 2020 20:23:54 +0100
Bjarni Ingi Gislason wrote in <address@hidden\
|From: Bjarni Ingi Gislason <address@hidden>
|Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 18:10:39 +0000
|Subject: [PATCH] tmac/<files containing a ".nx" request>: Add a warning
| Some macro files have an '.nx' request
|to avoid to have all of it read a second time.
| Add a warning to point out this unwanted situation.
I do not think this is a good idea in general, since this means
you cannot blindly include some file to ensure it is present or
not. Say you want to include some picture in a report and include
the macro set which allows that, but it was already sourced (maybe
due to some condition) in another macro set. Now you have
a pointless warning.
The way it is done right now is how most languages ensure that
files get included once only, may it be C headers or even TeX:
| Two files, "pdfpic.tmac" and "pspic.tmac",
|are automatically read,
|as they are used in the file "tmac/troffrc".
And that users can adjust the way they want, no?
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