# [luatex] TeX scanner

Andreas Matthias andreas.matthias at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 17:16:32 CEST 2014

Is it possible to call the TeX scanner from within Lua?

I would like to put a string into a box and then work on the node list.
If the string were available on the TeX side I would

\setbox0\hbox{...}

and the use it on the Lua side

tex.box[0]

But what should I do if the string is generated on the Lua side and
thus no available on the TeX side? Is it possible to call the TeX