[tex-live] [OT] listings package contribution: Lua language

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Thu May 23 10:11:35 CEST 2013

That is also how I understood Stephans message.

It ought to be added to one of the three lstlang<num>.sty files

But since Brooks currently cannot be found, and there is no specific maintenance info in the listings files, the best bet at the moment would be to add it as a package on its own to be added to listings later.

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

From: tex-live [tex-live-bounces at tug.org] on behalf of Ulrike Fischer [news3 at nililand.de]
Sent: 23 May 2013 09:50
To: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: Re: [tex-live] [OT] listings package contribution: Lua language

Am Wed, 22 May 2013 23:24:22 +0200 schrieb Reinhard Kotucha:

>  > for my own purposes, I've written Lua language support for the listings
>  > package (covering Lua 5.0 to 5.2) that I would like to upload to CTAN
>  > and get it into TL2013.

> IMO there are too many LaTeX packages already and I fear that nobody
> (except Robin) is aware of all of them.  It's highly desirable to
> avoid a separate package whenever possible.

If I this understand Stephan correctly he has written a language
description file for lua. Such files are like e.g. a language file
for babel or a biblatex style. I don't think that it would do much
harm to put such contribuations in some external package. There is
e.g. the lstaddons package from Martin Scharrer. Perhaps he is
willing to give such contribuations a shelter.

But one would probably will have to patch the original listings.cfg
so that it loads an additional lstlangcontrib.sty. Using
lstlang0.sty could be dangerous as it could be in use locally.

Ulrike Fischer

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