[luatex] LuaTeX seems to ignore \escapechar

Philipp Stephani st_philipp at yahoo.de
Mon Sep 13 23:23:28 CEST 2010


in TeX Live 2010, the line

luatex '\escapechar=-1 \immediate\write16{\meaning\box}\end'

results in

This is LuaTeX, Version beta-0.60.2-2010071217 (TeX Live 2010) (rev 3736) 
No pages of output.
Transcript written on texput.log.

being output. tex, pdftex and xetex correctly print "box" without escape char. This breaks e.g. the ifpdf package (and possible many more package which rely on \escapechar and \meaning). Is this behavior intentional or a bug?


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