[luatex] Primitive oddities

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Wed Jun 24 14:05:54 CEST 2015

On 24/06/2015 09:34, Joseph Wright wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm currently looking over the list of primitive names as given by e.g.
> tex.extraprimitives("luatex"). I notice a couple of oddities.
> Primitive \luatexbanner is down in the "pdftex" set. I assume this
> should be in the "luatex" set? (The text I get is the same as for
> \pdftexbanner but I imagine the latter will get dropped at some stage.)
> The docs say that \primitive, \ifprimitive, \ifabsdim and \ifabsnum are
> provided without the "pdf" part of the names that is present in for
> these in pdfTeX. However, they are in both the "pdftex" and "luatex"
> sets. Moreover, the 'new' versions still point to the older ones, for
> example
>     > \primitive=\pdfprimitive.
>     l.1 \show\primitive
> Is this deliberate?
> --
> Joseph Wright

Perhaps related, I see that the "pdftex" set contains \pdfreplacefont
but can't find that in the pdfTeX manual!
Joseph Wright

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