[luatex] Luatex primitive names

Oliver Heins olli at sopos.org
Tue Mar 10 13:30:47 CET 2009

Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> writes:

> Oliver Heins wrote:
>> Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> writes:
>>> Ulrike Fischer wrote:
>>>> I think that \luatexversion should be enabled by default. 
>>> for a short while we considered it but it contradicts the fact that we
>>> want to start up as tex82 and settled on only \directlua
>> If so, you should consider reopening Issue 0000161: \outer has no effect.
> Maybe so, seeing that Knuth's documentation about \outer insists that
> it does something useful (I am not so sure about that myself: how
> many users of latex/context do you believe could, after reading that
> error, actually understand it, and fix their input document or macro
> correspondingly?).

At least me who ran once into it and the three people who pointed it out
to me :-)

> Generally speaking, however, we feel that we are free to make changes in
> areas where tex82 would generate an error. We feel that such a level of
> backward compatibility would really be silly to maintain.

Well, that's your decision.  For me it's fine either way, I don't really
care (I just recognized that LuaTeX does not behave as TeX82 and
reported it).

Best regards,

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