# [luatex] macros to invoke lua in LaTeX

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Mar 4 13:51:47 CET 2009

```Arthur Reutenauer wrote:
>> Oh, great. The pdf prefix was very counter-intuitive in front of some
>> primitives, such as \primitive indeed.
>
>   If I remember correctly, the original idea was to add "pdf" in front
> of all the primitives that were particular to pdfTeX, and it thus meant
> "pdfTeX" and not "PDF", at least originally (am I right?)  But it is
> indeed not the most intuitive naming convention.

it was mostly to avoid clashes with existing macro names but even then
it's not needed as one can save the meaning of new primitives under
names that make sense for the specific macro package anyway

Hans

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