[lltx] luatexbase, luatextra etc.

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Mon May 10 15:27:48 CEST 2010

Le 10/05/2010 15:23, Elie Roux a écrit :
> Khaled Hosny a écrit :
>> alt-getopt.lua is genric lua code with no luatex specific dependencies
>> unlike most of current luaextra modules, so I'm not sure if it really
>> makes sense.
> I tend to disagree here: all the files in luaextra could very well fit
> in any other lua program, it's just some high-level lua libraries, take
> file or table for example, there is nothing luatex-specific in there...
> So for me a package that would include some higher-level lua libraries
> would make sense. Of course we cannot include everything, but the
> minimum for a smooth package development would be nice, and I think it
> would be reached with luaextra + alt-getopt (maybe some more things, but
> this seems OK to me). Also IIRC there is no license problem in including
> it. This would make more sense to me than more and more lua libraries
> packages on the CTAN... Just to make sure: the plan is to include it in
> the same package, not to load it by default (it doesn't really make sense).
What would be gained by including alt-getopt in lualibs? Nothing. (I don't
consider the number of packages to be of any value.) But there are some problems
with mixing them, like different authors, different developement cycles, etc.

So, I'm still against this inclusion.


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