# [luatex] Luatex primitive names

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Mar 9 16:06:00 CET 2009

```Arthur Reutenauer wrote:
> 	Hello,
>
>> After all the recent discussion, Hartmut, Hans and myself have been
>> emailing about primitives and namespaces and such, and we believe we
>> have come up with an extensible solution.
>
>   Your solution sounds excellent, and seems to solve all the issues that
> have been raised.
>
>> Third (and this is why the above two functions are needed) starting
>> with version 0.40, luatex in --ini mode will contain only the tex82
>> primitives and \directlua, no extra primitives *at all*.
>
>   We'd have kind of a boostrap problem if \directlua wasn't included ;-)

that's why only that one is there (and not even \luatexversion)

Hans

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