[tex-live] Feature request for web2c/tex...

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Sat Mar 19 16:40:02 CET 2005

karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) writes:

>     one frequently encounters the situation where one has a program run
> I never have in my life, but I surmise it's something auctex does
> :).

Pretty much every TeX shell, Makefile or shell script.

>     It would be nice if one had a -first-line-file=whatever option
> I'm not sure I understand.  The idea is that the user says
> -first-line-file=whatever, and tex looks at the first line of
> whatever.tex for %& before parsing anything else?

Yes.  If -parse-first-line is enabled.  Otherwise the option does

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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