[tex-live] script for LuaTeX font database updating

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Fri Feb 26 00:01:14 CET 2010

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 11:36:19PM +0100, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
> > That is because each application is using his own command line options
> > parsing routines instead of, say, using GNU's getopt. (This reminds me
> > with an issue I was concerned about; we should have a lua getopt like
> > library for lua scripts to use to avoid inconstancies like this,
> Sure. Reinhard and Norbert started something, you can find it in
> texmf/scripts/texlive/lua/texlive but I don't know what's it status. Also, there
> are a few getopt-like Lua modules out there, but last time I checked, none was
> implementing exactly the GNU syntax, which is probably the more "standard" in
> pracite.

I just found http://luaforge.net/projects/alt-getopt/ which seems to
fully implement GNU's getopt_long, I didn't try it, yet, though.

> > I guess
> > this should be done right now before we start making legacies in the
> > Never Changing[TM] TeX world).
> > 
> Well, when compatibility is broken, people complain. When it is preserved,
> people complain. :-)

As the wise Guha[1] once said, You can't please every one :)

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasrudin


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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