[luatex] macros to invoke lua in LaTeX

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Wed Mar 4 13:01:03 CET 2009

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
> Taco Hoekwater a écrit :
>>> You mean \def\directlua{\pdfprimitive\directlua0}, don't you?
>> Pdftex's \pdfprimitive is \primitive in luatex. Iirc, I removed
>> some other pdf prefixes also (I am sure it is mentioned in the
>> manual, but I don't remember offhand).
> Oh, great. The pdf prefix was very counter-intuitive in front of some
> primitives, such as \primitive indeed.
> But apparently you kept \pdfprimitive as an alias. Are such aliases reliable, or
> are they meant to be removed sooner or later?

There are no immediate plans to remove these aliases (there is nearly
no overhead involved and it helps backward compatibilty with pdftex).

Best wishes,

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