[Dev-luatex] plugin for external formatting

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Sep 20 16:23:00 CEST 2005


Taco Hoekwater wrote:

> The idea was to have registers and read/write syntax to allow things
> like this (rough ideas, api may change yet):
>
>   \list0=\unhbox0            % now \list0 contains a node list
>   \list1={Hello world!}      % now \list1 also contains a node list
>   \list2={\hsize=12in }      % error: only node-building allowed
>
>   \write16{\the\list0 }      % like \showlists, but using a fully
>                              % restorable read syntax
>
>   \hsize=2in \the\list0 \par % typeset the node list
>
>   \noindent hello world!
>   \list0=\lastlist           % gobbles the node list from this par
>                              % before anything is done to it.

How complex is it to implement this?

Hans 

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