[luatex] Proposal to fix the namespace argument
mpg at elzevir.fr
Sun Mar 8 18:28:56 CET 2009
Arno Trautmann a écrit :
>> 1. The LuaTeX team name the primitives whatever they please (personally
>> I like the names they've chosen up until now).
>> 2. The LaTeX team or the TeX Live team maintains a luatexconfig.tex
>> file that maps all new LuaTeX primitives to some sort of hidden
>> namespace that is accessible by package authors.
>> 3. Probably Plain should do something similar.
> I think, this is the best solution.
So do I.
>> Is there a comprehensive list of primitives defined by LuaTeX? I've got
>> a long list culled from the manual but I'm not sure if I caught them
>> all. The list I've got is in the file luatexconfig.tex here:
> One question: Why the _ as separator?
I have a more general question: why a separator? Why not just using a prefix
but keeping the new name usable with "normal" catcodes? It would be coherent
with current primitive names, and "agnostic" concerning expl3 vs LaTeX2e.
I think it's best to separate clearly the two folowing goals:
1. Implement a namespace system in order to avoid clashes, which should be done
in your proposed luatexconfig.tex.
2. Hide primitives from the user, which should be left to expl3 or whatever
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