[luatex] macros to invoke lua in LaTeX

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Thu Mar 5 12:25:02 CET 2009

Will Robertson wrote:
> On 2009-03-05 18:49:15 +1030, Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> said:
>> For example, right at the start of luatex, we threw out a bunch of
>> primitives from Heiko Oberdiek and myself that provide various scripting
>> subroutines for use inside pdftex.
> I'm curious, are these the primitives like \pdfescape..., \pdfmdfivesum,
> \pdf...deviate, \pdffilemoddate, and so on? (Sorry, I'm not up to date
> on all of the new primitives of LuaTeX.)

Yes, exactly.

>> If there was a functional proposal for namespaces, I would gladly
>> implement that and put the new primitives in a dedicated namespace.
> Did the namespace idea of the ExTeX team never work in practice? I
> really liked that idea, what little I read of it...

I only know of it as a presentation given in pont-a-mousson, and
I would be interested to hear how it worked out in the wild.

Best wishes,

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