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Re: new luatex and texinfo.tex

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: new luatex and texinfo.tex
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2015 09:32:35 +0000

I'm looking through the memo but what comes immediately to mind is not
to use any of the pdftex commands, and output as if we were outputting

Do you know if \ifpdf will be false for future versions of LuaTeX? If
so maybe no change is needed.

I agree there'd seem to be no rush to use luatex extensions.

On 30 November 2015 at 23:42, Karl Berry <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Gavin - an upcoming new release of luatex is renaming/deleting many
> core pdftex-related primitives.  I attached a plain LuaTeX file and a
> draft memo from Hans Hagen, one of the core LuaTeX developers, which
> shows equivalents for at least most of the changes.
> What this means is that if texinfo.tex is to continue to support luatex,
> it's going to have to detect this new version of the engine and define
> the needed equivalents.  Until now, luatex was sufficiently compatible
> with pdftex that we did not need to detect it.
> This LuaTeX will be in TeX Live 2016 (not earlier, for TL).  Other
> distributions, such as w32tex and miktex, might pick it up sooner, but
> in any case, there's no rush wrt texinfo.tex changes.
> I don't have strong feelings myself about whether texinfo.tex should
> support the new luatex -- bombing out with an error message would be an
> equally viable approach IMHO, at least until users come up with a
> plausible reason to require luatex.  But anyway, just so you know what
> to expect ...  -karl

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