[luatex] whatsit generation

Frank Mittelbach frank.mittelbach at latex-project.org
Thu May 12 08:26:00 CEST 2016

Hi Hans

> in current luatex user defined nodes have subtype 8

yeah well, as you know my program is currently TL2015 based (ie .085 ) 
for some reason :-)
> 116 refers to tables that contain a token list (a table of triplets
> starting with a ref count dummy) which is probably not that useful

yes, looks like it

> as i was sure that at some point we added a lua table type too i checked
> the manual and found out that we don't actually mantion it there
> the magic type number is 108

cool, just what I was looking for. I need to pass several values and in 
that case using the number type is not so good, right now I used string 
and decompose afterwards but a table is better


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