[tex-k] implementation of \scantokens

Hendri Adriaens spotje at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 15:29:04 CET 2005

Hi Taco,

> AFAIK, \scantokens behaves *exactly* how Peter Breitenlohner
> intended, including the EOF and the impossibility to insert
> newlines in the re-scanned text. And since Peter equals e-TeX,
> I guess \scantokens is immutable.

I guessed so, but decided to raise the issue anyway, so that it is at
least known to more people then it was already.

> Hans Hagen and I have
> considered creating a separate primitive that "does what we
> want" instead of "mimics a one-line file", but somehow we
> never get around to actually writing the code.

Ok. We'll see.


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