[tex-k] bug in pdfetex (re \immediate)?

Vladimir Volovich vvv at vsu.ru
Sat Oct 15 18:37:02 CEST 2005


consider the following Plain TeX file:

\immediate\write1 {line 1}
\immediate\write1 {line 2}


(it was reduced from a real-life example).

if i process it with vanilla TeX engine (i.e. not with pdfetex, but
with TeX), you get what i expect: two lines are written to the file
test.out, and there are no pages of output (no DVI file generated).

however, if i process this file with pdfetex, i do not get what i
would expect: instead, the lines are written to terminal, test.out is
created and is empty, and there is also a 1-page PDF file generated.

the bug goes away if i remove the second \immediate, but as i said
this is a simplified example converted from a real-life usage.


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