[Dev-luatex] Q: Can LuaTeX produce xdv?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Jan 2 21:24:02 CET 2009


Jonathan Fine wrote:

> Please could I be told, what are the main benefits of directly producing 
> PDF?

Convenience since all is packages in one file; also, it's in the spirit 
of good old tex to adapt to developments (like pdf). Nowhere is demanded 
that dvi is to be the output (in a similar fashion: specials and writes 
are examplex of extensions, and pdftex (luatex) adds a couple more.


Hans


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