[tex-k] about typedef boolean

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Tue Oct 2 00:46:12 CEST 2007

    Is there a reason why the boolean type is defined in kpathsea's
    types.h instead of in cpascal.h ? 

Yes, it is/was needed in all kpathsea-using programs (dvipsk, xdvik,
dviljk, ...), not just web2c, so kpathsea was the logical place for it.
The drivers don't use web2c.

    I'm asking because it is a bit of a nuisance that some of the core
    web2c stuff lives in the file search library.

Are you planning to stop using kpse entirely in mp and/or luatex?  (Or
maybe you have already?)

It's obviously no particular problem to define boolean in web2c too,
matter of a couple of ifdef's.  I don't have a problem with doing that,
if it will help you.


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