[luatex] Negative value(s) of \endlinechar

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Wed May 21 10:56:50 CEST 2014

On 21 May 2014 09:49, Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> wrote:

> One depressing problem with TeX is that every weird bit of tex.web gets documented
> and used and counted on :(

Yes well I know that feeling: that's the way we think about macro
programmers using
the dark corners of latex.ltx. Things would be simpler if there were no users:-)

> Ok, so I’ll have to change luatex’s \endlinechar to accept invalid negative values just to
> be compatible with the other engines. Not a big deal, really.


> That change will stay. The general ‘tex’ rule is that multi-letter csnames are followed
> by a space when printed. The fact that \read is actually an exception to that rule is just
> a bit too bizarre to allow for.

OK thanks for the confirmation.


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