[tex-k] METAFONTk and MetaPostk, and -parse-first-line

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Sun Oct 19 19:16:14 CEST 2003

> I noticed that although TeX announces itself as "TeXk" (because of %&
> parsing, I believe?),

TeX Live's texmf.cnf has
  parse_first_line = t

teTeX and web2c have
  parse_first_line = f

I still believe that people should get "This is TeX ..." by default.

> mf and mp do not.  But they do %& parsing too, so

I agree. Maybe, they should announce extensions in the same way as
tex does.

> Also, %&-parsing is enabled by default, and neither -no-parse-first-line
> nor -parse-first-line=no worked, so there seems to be way to turn it off

I guess that we only have -parse-first-line without a corresponding
"no"-option. Maybe,
  parse_first_line=f tex ...


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