[luatex] ini files for TL 2009

Ulrike Fischer luatex at nililand.de
Sun Apr 19 16:05:35 CEST 2009

Am Sun, 19 Apr 2009 15:53:40 +0200 schrieb Elie Roux:

> Ulrike Fischer a écrit :
>> A lot of packages make a lot of efforts to detect the engine and the
>> output mode to allow you to process your documents with various
>> engines without changing them. And there are packages like ifpdf,
>> ifluatex, ifxetex to help to write document which can be used with
>> various engines. So it seems a bit nonsensical to load a restricting
>> package like dvioutput and I will certainly never do it.
> I think I don't really understand what you mean... I won't use dvioutput 
> neither, as I don't use dvi output... but we're talking about people 
> wanting a dvi output instead of the default pdf.

No, we are talking about people who sometimes want dvi and sometimes

>> After all there are cases e.g. when using pst-pdf where you want
>> to process a document in both modes.   

> What do you mean processing a document in both modes?
> Let's make usecases:
> John doesn't care at all about dvi, pdf is fine for him. He won't use 
> dvioutput, luatex will default to pdf mode, and his packages will adapt 
> to pdf output.
> Bill wants a dvi output, he has certainly very good reasons to want it. 
> He uses dvioutput, luatex will be in dvi mode, and his packages will 
> adapt to dvi output.
> What's wrong with it?

That there is also Harry which processes its document first in
dvi-mode to extract e.g. the pstricks images, then converts them to
pdf and then makes the final document in pdf-mode. Read the docu of
pst-pdf or auto-pst-pdf it you don't understand what I mean.

Btw: In the context mailing someone asked today how to make a dvi
because he wanted to you asymptote to make graphics. 

And there are also people who write packages and test them in both
modes. Did you never made such tests?

Ulrike Fischer 

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