[XeTeX] OT?: Interesting? post about LuaTeX on usenet:comp.text.tex

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu Aug 10 20:09:37 CEST 2006

On Aug 10, 2006, at 12:34 PM, Hans Hagen wrote:

> the lua stuff is actually fun, but we mostly play

Glad to hear it....

> with interfacing tests; the basic idea is to gave callbacks at  
> every important stage in the tex process/engine; also, the tex  
> language will still be there, after all, it's not that bad -)

Yeah, but I had a task the other day which LuaTeX (or probably  
perlTeX --- really do need to look into that) would've been ideal  
(maybe?), take ~7,000 single page .pdfs and get them printed _with  
their filenames_ on the same page.

Ultimately I just copied all of the filenames in the Finder and  
pasted them into a spreadsheet, did a global search-replace to  
normalize the filenames (drat those spaces and underscores), pasted  
in the original filenames as a reference, use FileWrangler to make  
duplicates of the files match the normalized naming and then exported  
the spreadsheet to use it as the basis of TeX documents which when  
compiled were used to print things --- may've been better in the long  
run since I was able to control inclusion and take advantage of Mac  
OS X's nice, natural filename sorting order.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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