[luatex] print versus tex.print

Patrick Gundlach patrick at gundla.ch
Tue Jan 24 09:43:28 CET 2012

> 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'.

and slow is relative. It seems that ipairs is about half the speed of a for loop but still so incredibly fast, that I doubt that anyone can notice the difference for 99% of the documents we produce.



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