[XeTeX] [tex-live] Primitive parity, \expanded and \Ucharcat

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at gmail.com
Sun May 13 14:36:35 CEST 2018

On 13/05/2018 13:15, Joseph Wright wrote:
> On 13/05/2018 12:23, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> On 13/05/2018 10:57, Joseph Wright wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> Modulo any issues that show up in testing, all of the above is now 
>>> done and on my GitHub fork 
>>> (https://github.com/josephwright/texlive-source/tree/Ucharcat: this 
>>> branch has 'all the stuff' on it).
>>> I know that https://github.com/texjporg/tex-jp-build already has a 
>>> branch for \expanded. What's the best way to request 'officially' 
>>> that the changes go into pdfTeX/XeTeX? I can send a .diff to the 
>>> pdfTeX dev list, and put in a pull request on SourceForge for XeTeX, 
>>> if that's best.
>> Thanks for working on these things, Joseph.
>> For xetex, a pull request would be the best approach, I think; or if 
>> it's feasible to do separate PRs for each feature, that would probably 
>> make reviewing and tracking the changes easier.
>> Is there documentation of the added features available somewhere, so 
>> we can more accurately understand what we're thinking of adding? Thanks!
>> JK
> Excellent: I'll start on putting something together later today.
> Do you want all PRs against master or can they be 'chained'? Adding 
> primitives, it's easier if you are working knowing which others have 
> been created.

"Chained" should be fine, I expect; I doubt there'd be any reason we'll 
want to take a later one but decide against an earlier one.

At which point perhaps a single PR is just as good, as long each feature 
is a separate commit so that it comes in manageable chunks. From a quick 
glance at your fork, it looks like that's how it would naturally appear. 
So, feel free to do whichever seems easiest for you.


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