[tex-k] Bug report

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Sun, 4 Mar 2001 21:51:28 +0000

Tomas G. Rokicki writes:
 > Is it possible we could just change a single manifest constant
 > (with permission from Oren, of course) to bump the 80 way up to
 > say 512 or something?  Or is that too dangerous for some
 > platforms?
I see in bibtex.web

@<Constants in the outer block@>=
@!buf_size=1000; {maximum number of characters in an input line (or string)}
@!min_print_line=3; {minimum \.{.bbl} line length: must be |>=3|}
@!max_print_line=79; {the maximum: must be |>min_print_line| and |<buf_size|}

so, indeed, why don't we all agree to make max_print_line == buf_size?
hard to see who would object these days.

better, of course, to make it settable in texmf.cnf, but its not
entirely obvious what that entails.