[Dev-luatex] reimplementing various scripts in texlua
dak at gnu.org
Fri Jan 18 15:47:13 CET 2008
Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> writes:
> Hi Lua Gurus,
> we are planning to reimplement various scripts which are at the core of
> TeX Live (and many other TeX distributions) in texlua. I guess all of
> you know what we are talking about:
> mktexlsr, updmap, fmtutil, mktexupd, mktexnam, ...
> As a finger exercise in lua programming I started implementing mktexupd.
> Ok, it is not perfect, but AFAIS it does the same as the shell
For something going through a directory tree, the coroutine-based
approach I contributed to
might be worth looking at.
It's quite to the point and shows the power of coroutines in Lua
(basically somewhat related to programming with bidirectional pipes).
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