[texworks] adding luatex and lualatex to the typesetting menu

Charlie Sharpsteen chuck at sharpsteen.net
Thu Jul 14 05:12:00 CEST 2011

On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 6:23 PM, Paul A Norman <paul.a.norman at gmail.com>wrote:

> Thanks Reinhard,
> Just to get a bit of clarity here, am I right to think that LuaLaTeX
> will accommodate mixed use of legacy pdflatex packages?
> Paul

Generally, yes as LuaTeX is the officially designated successor to pdfTeX so
backwards compatibility is very important. However there are
some specialized primitives in pdfTeX, such as \pdfmatch, that are not
supported by LuaTeX---mostly because it was cleaner to re-implement them in
Lua. However, it is rare to find a package that absolutely depends on these

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