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Re: xparse loads graphics

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Thu, 17 Oct 2013 18:03:51 +0100

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 On 17/10/2013 15:19, Alexander Grahn wrote: > Consider the following example: > > \documentclass{article} > \usepackage{xparse} > > \begin{document} > \ifdefined\includegraphics > \typeout{Package graphics' was loaded.} > \fi > \end{document} > > Why das xparse load graphics? What is it used for? > > Alexander As Lars notes, it's expl3 rather than xparse that loads graphics. At present, we don't use out 'native' graphics drivers by default for scaling/rotation/... as part of l3box/l3coffins. As such, we rely on graphics to do the back-end work. There is an open issue on this, suggesting we switch to 'native' as standard with the LaTeX2e drivers as an option. That might be a good idea as it means they get a proper workout and also as clipping is only available with the native drivers. The main downside is that we have fewer drivers than graphics does, so would still need a fall-back for example for tex4ht. -- Joseph Wright`