Joseph Wright <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> As Chris says, this seems more sensible than the current definition as
> it gives meaningful messages when it's not possible to reserve the
> space requested.


> Now, who's actually in charge of etex.sty?

peter breitenlohner.  i don't know him (other than by reputation) and
don't know whether he's likely to be amenable to adding heiko's change.