[luatex] Negative value(s) of \endlinechar

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Wed May 21 09:42:15 CEST 2014

On 21 May 2014, at 00:12, Heiko Oberdiek <heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> there is some discussion of `\endlinechar' in the chat
> http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/41/tex-latex-and-friends
> * David Carlisle detects that \endlinechar has only one
>  negative value `-1’

True, but that is just an implementation detail.

> * \endlinechar has an upper limit of 127. What is the reason
>  for this constraint?

Because some of the internals are still byte-oriented, especially
the ones that deal with file-io. The constraint is meant to be lifted
somewhere before 1.0

Best wishes,

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