[lltx] luaextra

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Mon Jan 11 13:41:03 CET 2010

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 02:34:49PM +0200, Élie Roux wrote:
> In fact luaextra is quite short compared to the l-*.lua files of
> ConTeXt, it contains only a minimal subset, so I think it can be
> loaded all at once, which is not really the case of the l-* files...
> What I was thinking was to ship the l-* files and to keep the minimal
> luaextra functions, but this will introduce code duplication... so
> maybe just shipping the l-* files and make luaextra load some of them
> with some modifications (I renamed a thing or two, it's written in the
> doc) would be OK... Wdyt?

Since ConTeXt's lua modules are quite generic, I'd rather try to keep
our copy 100% compatible for easy syncing etc. may be one day LuaTeX (or
some other macro package independent package) will ship them, but we can
add some aliases in luaextra for backward compatibility.


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer
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