[Dev-luatex] Can't find file without extension

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Tue Jul 29 17:15:09 CEST 2008

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
> Hi,
> I just tried the following:
> mpg at siegel:~% echo '\\bye' > foobar
> mpg at siegel:~% pdftex foobar
> This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.1415926-1.40.9 (Web2C 7.5.7)
>  %&-line parsing enabled.
> entering extended mode
> (./foobar )
> No pages of output.
> Transcript written on foobar.log.
> mpg at siegel:~% luatex foobar
> This is LuaTeX, Version snapshot-0.25.4-2008071722 (Web2C 7.5.7)
> ! I can't find file `foobar.tex'.
> <*> foobar
> Please type another input file name:
> Looks like luatex doesn't want to eat files without extensions, while pdftex
> accepts them.  Is it a feature?

I would like to say feature, but that endagers backward compatibily,
so it is actually a bug ;-) that will be fixed in the next release.

Best wishes,

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