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[bug #33704] feature request: --viewer=CMD option to texi2dvi

From: Karl Berry
Subject: [bug #33704] feature request: --viewer=CMD option to texi2dvi
Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2011 22:05:50 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #1, bug #33704 (project texinfo):

Hi Hilmar,

I predict this is a slippery slope.  Although your patch as it stands is
clearly simple and noncontroversial, it is a foot in the door.  Next people
will want to specify arguments.  Then they'll want to have a configuration
file so the "right" viewer is automatically invoked.  Then they'll want to
connect to a running browser to see HTML.  Then ...

I base this on what I've seen happen with the texdoc program.  But its whole
purpose is to display documentation, so the complications have to be dealt
with.  The purpose of texi2dvi is to convert Texinfo to DVI(|PDF), not display
the result.  It is not a TeX environment.

I think I will pass on this one.  Thanks anyway.


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