[luatex] print versus tex.print

Paul Isambert zappathustra at free.fr
Tue Jan 24 07:41:43 CET 2012

Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> a écrit:
> On 2012-01-23 at 23:41:37 +0100, Paul Isambert wrote:
>  > Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> a écrit:
>  > > AFAIK, ipairs() is deprecated in Lua 5.2 too.
>  > 
>  > No, it's not, there even are new metamethods __ipairs and __pairs. See:
>  > http://www.lua.org/manual/5.2/readme.html#changes
>  > (You frightened me for a second.)
> When you mentioned Lua 5.2, I googled a little bit.  I found
>   http://www.corsix.org/content/look-lua-52-work3
> See item 19.  I don't know how relevant it is, it's at least not the
> official site.  I suppose that this page is about things which were
> discussed in the Lua world, at least.

You're right, it was discussed, but ipairs was kept undeprecated. There
seems to be a discussion going on as: `ipairs is slow compared to a
numeric "for"' vs. `so many people are used to it'.


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