[luatex] Hash tokens meaning

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Wed May 29 18:52:01 CEST 2013

On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 05:04:33PM +0100, Arthur Reutenauer wrote:
> > That was my understanding of reading, for instance, the wiki page.
>   Is there any particular place on the Wikipedia page that made you
> think that?  It's always worth improving.  The very first sentence reads
> 	LuaTeX is a TeX-based computer typesetting system which started
> 	as a version of pdfTeX with a Lua scripting engine embedded.
> where the expression "TeX-based" can possibly be misunderstood to mean
> that LuaTeX is a layer on top of TeX, but the end of the sentence does
> call it "a version of pdfTeX" and the first section of the article
> ("Objective of the project") should clear any misunderstanding that the
> phrase "TeX-based" may have introduced.
>   The first sentence of http://wiki.luatex.org/ describes LuaTeX as
> "a typesetting engine derived from TeX"; I'm not really sure offhand
> which expression is better.

LuaTeX's is, IMO. A "TeX-based computer typesetting system" can be said
about ContTeXt or even LaTeX and still be true.


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