[tex-k] Bug in C/TIE?!

Andreas Scherer andreas_tex at freenet.de
Sun May 21 11:07:02 CEST 2023

Hello, Karl,

> Not known to me. I doubt anyone has systematically investigated
> behavior with such minimal files.
The situation with the chopped change group occurred in this real-world 

> I think you are the person most likely to fix it :).
I'll try my best. 8-)

For starters, I find it quite interesting that the innocous task to 
"format the smallest program (MMOTYPE) in the MMIX system with CTWILL" 
unearths one issue after the other: First the limiting 'max_tex_chars' 
value in the CTWILL source, then the issue with the non-empty NOS-page 
with repeated mini-index, and now the peculiar situation with C/TIE.

Note that C/TIE already makes provision for this: "At the very end it is 
wise to check for all changes to have completed, in case the last line 
of the master file was to be changed." However, both fail in the case 
where the last line of the master file shall be deleted.


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