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Re: Encoding the name in the file contents

Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> wrote:
> Scripsit Walter Landry <wlandry@ucsd.edu>
> > Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> wrote:
> > > Scripsit Walter Landry <wlandry@ucsd.edu>
> > > > What if this md5sum were computed using TeX?  Assuming reasonable
> > > > performance, would that be a solution?
> > > Not really, I think - for where would the checksums to compare with
> > > come from? They couldn't all be embedded in the kernel since the
> > > kernel and the third-party packages whose integrity is (also) at issue
> > > have asynchronous release cycles.
> > The kernel has checksums for the packages that it calls.
> The kernel does not "call" any packages of its own accord.
> Each document source names the packages that it wants included.

Well, I'm sure that there are some packages that it does call.
However, I agree that some are called by the user.  To check for that
would require hacking \usepackage directly.

Walter Landry

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