[Dev-luatex] multiple interpreters

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri May 26 11:30:04 CEST 2006

Hans Hagen wrote:
> we need indeed a way to clean up (i.e kill pending processes/clear 
> related mem)

I was bored a bit, so I've committed a version with an initial
version of \closelua:

   \directlua1{print(a);} % => hello
   \directlua1{print(a);} % => nil

   \latelua2{print(a);} % => late
   \latelua2{print(a);} % => nil

Some things are perhaps strange: \closelua is not expandable,
even though \directlua is. So: do not attempt to close a lua
interpreter  inside an \edef.

(The non-immediate form of \closelua cannot be expandable,
because it has to insert a node, and that implies that the
other form cannot be either. For that, we would need separate
\closedirectlua and \closelatelua commands, which is a bit weird).

Also, the non-immediate form of \closelua is illegal in
dvi mode, just like \latelua, but the \immediate form is
allowed, just like \directlua. This could be easily fixed
by disallowing \directlua in DVI mode as well :-)

Cheers, Taco

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