[texworks] adding luatex and lualatex to the typesetting menu

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 05:39:35 CEST 2011


Does that mean that we could/should move to LuaLaTeX as the default
engine rather than pdfLaTeX?


On 14 July 2011 15:12, Charlie Sharpsteen <chuck at sharpsteen.net> wrote:
> 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
> primitives.
> -Charlie

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