[tex-k] teTeX-beta 20021116 and source specials and the syntax package

Olaf Weber olaf@infovore.xs4all.nl
10 Dec 2002 15:19:09 +0100

Kai Gro▀johann writes:
> Olaf Weber <olaf@infovore.xs4all.nl> writes:

>> The upshot is that source specials are incompatible with certain
>> packages, and fixing that requires changes that would be far more
>> invasive of the TeX internals than the [current] implementation is.

> So what should I do?

> I found out (read: Stefan told me) that generating fewer source
> specials works with that package.  Also, the package apparently can
> be changed to just skip the source specials.  And then, I could
> abstain from the syntax package.

You can change the package -- not that this change to would a
workaround for a problem with source specials, not a bugfix of the
package itself.

You can avoid using source specials (esp. the 'par' source specials,
which seem to be the problem here).

You can provide me with a fixed implementation of source specials.

> Sorry for the line-noise.

I understand your frustration with this issue.

Olaf Weber

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