[luatex] ini files for TL 2009

Ulrike Fischer luatex at nililand.de
Fri Apr 17 10:54:10 CEST 2009

Am Thu, 16 Apr 2009 20:19:35 +0200 schrieb Arno Trautmann:

>> I agree. I see no point in doing such a change. Names are (almost) coherent now:
>> everything that does not start with pdf outputs dvi, except for xetex, because
>> there is only one mode here. It already is complicated enough.
> Well, I disagree. One thing I really like about XeLaTeX is that I don’t
> have to take care about output modes. I write my code and get the pdf.
> It would be fine if this was possible with LuaLaTeX, too. 

Nobody prevents you from adding \pdfoutput=1 to lualatex.ini. But as
one who had to help a lot of miktex who got a pdf instead of a dvi
due to a faulty ifpdf-test I think it wouldn't be a good idea to
force pdf as a default. 

> The format name pdfLuaLaTeX is just too complicated for the
> ”preferred“ mode, as Taco says.

Well,  I'm using Ctrl+Shift+p to call pdflatex and Ctrl+Alt+p to
call pdflualatex, so I don't care much about the length. But I think
that names should reflect the behaviour. (And probably a lot of
confusion could have been avoided if the engine pdftex would have
been called pdfdvitex).

Ulrike Fischer 

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