[tex-live] documentation of arydshln
zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 11:07:11 CEST 2007
2007/10/24, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>:
> running the documentation file of arydshln.sty requires
> the dtx file, which is read by the arydshln-man.tex.
> But this file cannot be found by tex, it is in the
> source directory.
> I know the problem, but that is simply the way TL has always been
> arranged (since long before I was involved) -- the dtx/ins have always
> been put in the source/ subtree.
dtx/ins files are sources for both the package and documentation, so I
think that the source tree is the good place for them. Normal users of
TL never need them.
> However, I'm not sure if it really gains anything to have the dtx/ins
> under source; perhaps it would be better for them to be in the
> doc/package directory, which would keep everything together. I've
> thought about that, but it's quite a big change, so I procrastinate ...
> I'd rather not treat arydshln differently than every other package in
> this regard. I expect there are plenty of other packages with a similar
> Why were you rerunning the doc, anyway? (Just wondering.)
I tried "texdoc arydshln" and it displays the manual, thus manual
processing of arydshln.dtx is not needed.
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