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Re: Prefer luatex for documentation

From: Jean Abou Samra
Subject: Re: Prefer luatex for documentation
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 13:17:37 +0100

> Le 21 nov. 2022 à 12:34, Kevin Barry <> a écrit :
> I agree with most of what Luca said.
> I'm sure whatever the maintenance burden is, Werner is likely to bear it
> himself. Supporting newer versions of tools may even help (cf. texi2html
> and texi2any). Either way, since he principally takes care of this part
> of the codebase I don't think we should use maintainability as an
> objection.  This is not a drive-by patch.

The part of me that remembers the pain of trying to make syntax highlighting 
work with both pdfTeX and XeTeX disagrees strongly.

Note that I personally haven’t objected to declaring LuaTeX supported. I do 
object to keeping XeTeX in that case. It will be used neither in CI, nor for 
the releases, nor by contributors locally (except if they have a setting for 
that in their environment, in which case, IMHO, they are shooting themselves in 
the foot and should stop doing that). So it will just carry a maintenance 
burden with almost no value.


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