Heiko Oberdiek <[log in to unmask]> writes:

> On Tue, Jan 07, 2003 at 12:28:44AM +0100, David Kastrup wrote:
> > Do you know of a single document that would fail if e-TeX was used?
> Yes, documents with french.sty will break.
> If I remember correctly, the reason is a name clash with \beginL.

Let's warn them in 2003 and give them one year of time to get to

If they don't, a compatibility file which does

should not be too hard to do.  But it would preclude (like now)
documents using french.sty to have a chance to typeset RL texts in a
standard manner.

High time to give them a better reason not to sabotage the Middle
East if they have not seen a good one yet.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum