[tex-live] CTAN packages and generated files
manfred at dante.de
Sun Sep 2 18:44:05 CEST 2018
On Sun, 2 Sep 2018 17:37:04 +0100
Joseph Wright <joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk> wrote:
> On 02/09/2018 17:33, Manfred Lotz wrote:
> > On Sun, 2 Sep 2018 17:16:28 +0100
> > Joseph Wright <joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk> wrote:
> >> On 02/09/2018 17:15, Manfred Lotz wrote:> Very good.> > I further
> >> assume that the other way round shouldn't happen, i.e. I> have
> >> an .ins file where there exists a .dtx file generate instruction.>
> >> Would be *extremely* strange, yes. I'd discount the possibility.
> > Fine.
> > Now the last question (which is perhaps more a theoretical issue).
> > Assume a package a consists of:
> > README
> > a.dtx
> > a.ins
> > b.dtx
> > a.pdf
> > a.tex
> > Now assume in a.dtx I find a b.dtx generate instruction. Then b.dtx
> > were a redundant file in the package. Or perhaps I find b.dtx in
> > a.ins.
> > Question:
> > 1. I think this could happen. Correct?
> > 2. If 1. is correct then how likely is such a case happening in real
> > life? Just your personal opinion.
> It is possible to generate .dtx files, but that would normally be
> using some scripting not uploaded to CTAN. (Heiko used to do that,
> for example.) In practice, I don't think anyone would upload anything
> of that type.
Ok. So perhaps it is best I'll check things the best way possible.
Many thanks for your help.
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