[luatex] odd read('*a') behaviour

Dirk Laurie dirk.laurie at gmail.com
Sat Jun 27 09:19:10 CEST 2015

2015-06-26 23:08 GMT+02:00 Stephan Hennig <sh-list at posteo.net>:

> The Lua script read.lua has Unix line endings (which might be relevant,
> but I don't know).
>   texlua read.lua read.lua
> So this is probably a Windows only issue with LuaTeX.  Can anybody
> confirm the buggy behaviour on other platforms?

In the days when I still used Windows, just about every text file
moved between Windows and Unix gave anomalous results
when used with just about any program that relied on reading
lines. I have no idea whether this is still so.

Could you convert read.lua to readwin.lua (with Windows
line endings) and try the various combinations? I.e.

  texlua read.lua readwin.lua

etc. In an ideal world only some of them will fail, and that
should be helpful in finding out why it happens.

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