[texworks] Using Lua Extension - to get LaTeX package help

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Sun Sep 20 01:37:30 CEST 2009

Thanks Karl,

I think the only danger arises if the User edits their scipts or interface
themselves and changes the script (whether under QTScript, Lua or anything)
and takes the prefix "texdoc " out of what ever is being run.

That sort of thing really can't always be bullet proofed - if someone choses
to play around like that - then what can you say?

I have to say I personally still find EMCA dialects more famillar.  Haven't
been "forced" into Lua in other environments so far, so haven't used it
enough, and its not second nature yet.


2009/9/20 Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>

>     > I don't think package names are allowed to have spaces in them, is
> that
>     > right does any one know?
> In TeX Live, spaces are not allowed in package names.
> As for your other question about matching package names and system
> commands, there are package names that do match command names.  It would
> be mistake to ever run a package name as a system command.  Almost any
> command can be destructive given enough effort, seems to me.
> Specifically, at a glance I see a package named "patch"; whether you
> consider the patch command to be destructive is in the eye of the
> beholder, I suppose, but it's nothing I would run lightly.
> Best,
> Karl
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