[luatex] macros to invoke lua in LaTeX
oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Thu Mar 5 23:37:55 CET 2009
On Thu, Mar 05, 2009 at 11:07:51PM +0100, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> Regarding namespaces: It's a good idea at first glance. But I don't
> think there is any need to be concerned about macro packages people
> write in the future. Macro writers have to read the specifications
> anyway. They have to read the TeXbook if they want to support Knuth's
> tex, they have to read the pdfTeX manual if they want to support
> pdftex, and they have to read the LuaTeX manual if they want to support
> Luatex. Same for e-TeX, XeTeX, Omega, and derivates.
Another reason for prefixes. As package author I wouldn't want
to check all engines for name clashes. Also it's quite
difficult to check future name clashes, especially for user
land macro names.
> Hans already explained why new primitives don't break old macro
> packages. So, where is the problem?
Mixing old with new packages.
Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>
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