[Dev-luatex] Bug in \latelua?

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Wed Oct 15 09:39:46 CEST 2008

Hans Hagen wrote:
>> that is interesting. In the very 1st version it even used modifiers like
>> \latelua direct {} (still without the Lua number) and there were proper
>> pdf_end_text and so on, like this from 10/2005:
>> procedure latelua(s: str_number; lua_mode: integer; warn: boolean);
>>     ....
>> end;
>> From some time on somehow all these modifiers vanished and the Lua
>> number went in (i can't even tell now if i threw them out). Currently it
>> seems to behave as in "page" mode, as there is no pdf_set_origin(),
>> which would be the default for \pdfliteral. It's not yet clear to me if
>> \latelua does all the wanted, e. g. whether the timing is right if one
>> wants to record positions within text on the page...

They were dropped in commit #195, back in December 2006.
They could come back ...

> the latest version (not sure if checked in) behaves like write so that 
> we can do more interesting things (delayed expansion)

The delayed expansion should stay, though. It makes the \latelua
much more powerful.

Best wishes,

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