[Dev-luatex] tex.sprint, -- and \par: Crash

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Tue May 6 12:56:42 CEST 2008

"Mojca Miklavec" <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com> writes:

> On 5/6/08, Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> wrote:
>> Jonathan Sauer wrote:
>> >>> So it seems that there is a problem with a dash followed by a \par
>> >>> when output using tex.sprint.
>> >> Too complex; you need only a 6-byte input file for the crash. :-)
>> >
>> > Of course: With the right format, you can simply say "\crash".
>> I just meant that
>>   %&luatex
>>   --\par
>> crashes just as easily.
> Btw: at BachoTeX they seemed to be a bit worried abut the future of
> "TeX Beauties and Oddities" since you fix the bugs as soon as one
> discovers them (which wasn't the case with the old TeX).
> So one cannot even demonstrate the weird behaviour any more as it gets
> fixed in the meantime, before the presentation starts :)

Oh, I don't think that there is any danger of that: for one thing, the
main focus of this thing is TeX, not LuaTeX.  I think that the vast
majority of the entries did not even employ eTeX, and certainly not

There will likely come a point of time when LuaTeX deserves a contest of
its own, but that would be a different league altogether.

David Kastrup

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