[luatex] Hash tokens meaning

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue May 28 11:29:21 CEST 2013

Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de> wrote:

> 2013/5/28 Sensei <senseiwa at gmail.com>:
> > Well, it's not clear because I am not trying to *do* anything. I am trying
> > to analyze what TeX produces (dumping the contents of tex.hashtokens() by
> > the way).
> Why? Did you learn C by analyzing .o-Files?

surely that wouldn't work, given that .o files aren't a linear mapping
of the input, whereas tex tokenisation is nearly linear.

(fwiw, i learned c by osmosis from decades of writing fortran and a fair
time writing pascal.  as a result, i once slipped up in a job interview
spouting pascal where i had been asked for c ;-)

> TeX is well documented - read the documentation.
> Wikipedia would be one way to start.

in other messages, it's become plain that sensei has some experience of
_writing_ tex ... just wants to "look under the bonnet[*]" -- about
which tex documentation is rather short.

i'm not going to blame sensei for that, but i'm not sure what to


[*] this is english for what the americans call "hood"

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