[luatex] MWE now failing with recent TeX Live update

Arthur Reutenauer arthur.reutenauer at normalesup.org
Wed Mar 16 17:23:29 CET 2016

On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 05:02:35PM +0100, Javier Bezos wrote:
> As you know, I announced in the hyphenation list the patterns
> loader will change and even opened a discussion. On 2016-1-10
> I posted the last announce, but there was no answer-- until it
> was released a few weeks later.

  What answer did you expect?  You said you would do something, I didn't
have any particular comment; however I made it very clear, when I
realised you had silently updated Babel a few weeks later, that it was
not appropriate to make incompatible changes without announcing them
beforehand (http://tug.org/pipermail/tex-hyphen/2016-February/001369.html)
It's simply unfathomable that you went ahead and did it again a second

> Don't be so dramatic! ;-) It's quite useable if you preload patterns
> with babel as I explained.

  And how would Polyglossia users know that?  Surely you must have
realised that many people choose Polyglossia because they want to avoid
Babel at all cost; how do think I should explain to them that they
should load it after all?

>                            If you need some help to fix polyglossia
> asap, don't hesitate to contact me. I'll do my best and I'll prioritize
> this task.

  I don't need your help.  I need you to not actively create problems
when there were none in the first place.  That's quite apart from the
fact that the change was essentially useless in my opinion.


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