[lltx] luatexbase and module version

Élie Roux elie.roux at telecom-bretagne.eu
Sat May 11 09:31:59 CEST 2013

Dear Stephan,

> luatexbase-modutils provides means to test if and what version of a
> module is loaded.  I want to test if a certain version of package
> luatexbase-attr is loaded, but the attached code returns nil.

It's true, the luatexbase modules don't use the module functions. I will 
change it very soon.

> Alternatively, I could check if a particular feature foo is present via
>    if luatexbase.foo then
> instead, but I wonder why applying the interface provided in
> luatexbase-modutils to package luatexbase shouldn't work.

There is no valid reason...

> BTW, as you can see from the log file, package luatexbase-attr from
> luatexbase v0.6 identifies itself as 2011/05/24 v0.4.  I know, there
> have indeed been recent changes to luatexbase-attr.  Is that package
> version and date intentional?

No, this is clearly wrong, my bad...

I'll upload a new version today or tomorrow...

Thank you!

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