[tex-k] error lines used inconsequently

Olaf Weber olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Thu Jun 12 09:50:19 CEST 2003

Jörg Sommer writes:

> Hi,
> (la)tex has the nice option --file-line-error-style (BTW: is this
> standard or only in your version of tex).

It is non-standard.

> With this option programs can better parse the output of tex. But
> it's use inconsequently. If a file isn't found, the error messages
> goes over three lines and doesn't follow this option. And warnings
> are resistant for this option, they have with and without the same
> lookout.

> Please, could you change this, that all error and warning messages
> get the same style.

Note that this may not be possible in all cases: error generated by
the TeX binary will follow the changed convention, but errors
generated by the LaTeX format would not, as these are printed through
a completely separate mechanism (which I cannot change).

Olaf Weber

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