[Dev-luatex] .BEILMOPS or how I stopped worrying and love Open Source

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Wed Dec 12 10:04:35 CET 2007


Jonathan Sauer wrote:
> 5.	Wonder why a .dvi file is created, even though there is no
> output ;-)

Let me answer this first, as this question is easy: there is an
explicit tab character in the input file, here:


Because the minimalistic format does not have plain's \catcode`\^^I=10,
that ^^I gets category code 12, and so is typeset (in the \nullfont).

> Hypothesis: A bug during format dumping/loading.

(Un)fortunately, I still get the correct output. But there are lots
of valgrind warnings while dumping the format, so I will investigate
those next. A bug during the format dumping seems most likely.

> @Taco: If you cannot reproduce the bug, maybe it is an issue with
> endianness: Intel processors use little endian, while PPCs (used in
> the old macs) use big endian.

Wouldn't be the first one, either. Perhaps I should write a funding
proposal for ppc hardware.

Best wishes,

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