[luatex] macros to invoke lua in LaTeX

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Fri Mar 6 09:40:43 CET 2009

Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> Heiko Oberdiek wrote:
>> In opposite to ConTeXt the core of LaTeX(2e) is frozen and
>> it doesn't provide proper ways. :-(
> You cannot reasonably use the bare latex2e core with luatex
> anyway: if you don't need the extensions that luatex offers
> then you are much better off running pdftex. I am starting to
> wonder why this argument is ignored all the time ...

I think because at some point we all expect to see the default engine
switch from pdfTeX to LuaTeX.  At that point, this becomes very important.

(Also just because one thing you want needs LuaTeX doesn't mean that
everything else will have been re-written as well.)
Joseph Wright

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