[lltx] luatexbase, luatextra etc.

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Mon May 10 14:58:21 CEST 2010

On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 02:41:54PM +0200, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
> Le 10/05/2010 14:16, Khaled Hosny a écrit :
> > On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 01:04:52PM +0200, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
> >> The decision to migrate to luatexbase's master now or later is not mine. Please
> >> have a look at the Changes file and tell me if you are ready to do it now and
> >> want to delay it. If you want to do the transition now, Élie already did some
> >> adaptations in luatextra's master. Please be aware that more incompatible
> >> changes may be coming, but, as far as I'm concerned, I'll always keep you
> >> informed about them.
> > 
> > I'm fine with migrating luaotfload and luaextra to luatexbase master,
> > provided that it is considered stable enough for texlive inclusion.
> Depends on what you mean by "stable".

Stable in the sense of no major rewrites in the near future, things are
clear now.

> > Now, do I still need luatextra or can I just load luatexbase and
> > luaextra directly.
> > 
> You can do as you want. luatextra still provides a few more things, but if you
> don't need them, you can load luatexbase and luaextra directly, but loading
> luatextra is not deprecated either.

I just dislike the name, nothing else :)

> > BTW, I think now is better than later to pick a less confusing name for
> > luaextra, any suggestions?
> > 
> I agree. Élie's suggestion of lualibs sounds fine to me. (Or luautils, too.)

"lualibs" then.


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

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