[tex-live] beamer dependencies

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sun May 7 03:29:21 CEST 2017

2017-05-07 0:13 GMT+02:00 Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>:

>     when uploading a package to CTAN, is there a way how specify the
>     dependencies in a machine parsable way?
> No.
> And, as I and others have written (many many times) before, and as
> exemplified by David's latest answer, there is a theoretical
> problem. Package A often loads package B [recurse here] only if some
> option is set. So B should not be listed as a hard requirement of A;
> whether B is needed is only known at *runtime*. No static analysis of
> TeX programs is going to be useful.

I know, it even applies to my zwpagelayout.

> Therefore, as I've also said many times before, I think dynamic loading
> of packages a la MiKTeX is the only robust mechanism. Unfortunately,
> barring some capable and committed new volunteer (Norbert and I have
> asked for such plenty of times, with [unsurprisingly] zero response), I
> don't see it happening in TL. -k

Zdeněk Wagner
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