[luatex] FYI: visual debugging in LuaLaTeX

Paul Isambert zappathustra at free.fr
Thu Feb 23 13:20:12 CET 2012

[I don't know why my first message didn't appear on the list. So I'm
reposting, sorry if the first message finally shows up.]

Patrick Gundlach <patrick at gundla.ch> a écrit:
> Hi,
> just for your information: there is a new (Lua)LaTeX package on CTAN (hopefully soon in the distributions): lua-visual-debug.

This is beautiful, really.

I hate to spoil the beauty of it with remarks, but I can't help it:
given that everything is done in Lua, I suppose, why does it require
LaTeX at all? Plain TeX users can definitely use that.

Also, I would love to read it all explained in a TUGboat paper, a wiki
article, or both. It weaves together TeXnics and typographic concern
in a wonderful way, and it would make a nice third part to Hans's
original papers. So I hope all readers of this list will sing along
with me: `Patrick, an article! Patrick, an article!' (French readers
shall *not* lengthen the `i' in `Patrick'.)


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