[luatex] FYI: visual debugging in LuaLaTeX

Patrick Gundlach patrick at gundla.ch
Thu Feb 23 14:47:57 CET 2012

Hi Paul,

>> 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.

I don't know how to get the output box when using plain :-) I guess the module should be called when inside \output{...}, right? I have not thought about making a plain TeX version of it, but why not?

And yes, I'll put something into the wiki _and_ use it as an TUGboat article (at least I submit it). - when I find some time.

> with me: `Patrick, an article! Patrick, an article!' (French readers
> shall *not* lengthen the `i' in `Patrick'.)

They may, I was born in France and thus my name was originally with a long i :)

:)) Thanks for your encouraging words


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