[tex-k] Re: newer

Olaf Weber olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Wed Apr 6 21:41:26 CEST 2005

Reinhard Kotucha writes:

> the current version of the program `newer' accepts only two
> arguments.  [...]  I added an option --verbose which lists missing
> input files to stderr.

One (minor) nit is that it is probably better to list missing input
files by default and have a --quiet (or -q) option to suppress that.

> There are some bugs in web2c.texi.  It says that -help is a valid
> option to mpto, but in fact --help is required.

> $ mpto -help
> mpto: -help: No such file or directory

> I suppose that a lot of programs are affected.

I'll have to check that.

> I moved the version number of newer from 0.63 to 0.64 and the date in
> the .man file to "4 April 2005".

> Does it make it sense to remove the paragraph beginning with "Although
> this could be written as a Perl script ..." from web2c.texi?

> If not, shouldn't we have to explain why it is not written in COBOL?

Explaining why we didn't use Intercal should be easier.

Olaf Weber

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