[luatex] macros to invoke lua in LaTeX
Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sat Mar 7 10:32:17 CET 2009
Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:
> There had been a discussion about namespaces on the LaTeX-3 mailing
> list a few years ago. It was Hans Aberg who proposed namespaces, if I
> remember correctly. As far as I remember, he had not been able to
> convince the LaTeX team. I don't remember the details. If you are
> interested, dig out the mail archives.
hans aberg was proposing stuff that seemed to me (at the time)
completely un-implementable. we have a proposed namespace package for
latex 3, now -- much simpler than i remember aberg's proposal, and (i
think) up to the job.
not that there are many people writing latex 3 packages, just now.
> In short: I'm not against namespaces at all. But I think they
> make more sense in macro packages than in primitives.
"namespace" is a rather strong term for what we've been asking for: i
would call it, rather, a naming convention -- just a suggestion for the
structure of names.
i _know_ i'm late to the luatex business (i've done nothing but read
papers since pont-a-mousson), and i've written no luatex code. so my
feeling is a gut feeling only. (i'm not even a particularly long-
serving user of tex, having only started in 1987.) sorry.
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