[Dev-luatex] <texmf>/luatex is coming

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sun Jan 4 22:03:43 CET 2009

Hans van der Meer wrote:
> I have a few questions about this announcement.
> 1st question:
>> Lua scripts have their place under <texmf>/scripts/lua already,
> I thought the lua scripts in the cont-tmf.zip distribution are residing 
> in <texmf>/scripts/context/lua/. Is this a change or are they different 
> files?

only some mtx-* scripts; they use libs that are in tex/context/base and 
that will not change; macro packages should put their code under their 
designated paths (for latex there is also a subpath for authors, for 
context there is the /third etc subpaths for users)

> 2nd question:
> In many instances the system location to place lua libraries is 
> somewhere like
> /usr/local/lib/lua/5.1/lpeg.so etc. for dynamic libraries
> /usr/local/share/lua/5.1/re.lu etc. for lua coded modules
> See the discussion on page 140 of the book Programming in Lua by Roberto 
> Ierusalimschy.
> Will these locations be put on the searchpath too?
> Or will the environment variables LUA_PATH and LUA_CPATH, mentioned in 
> the above, be included in the search?

loading of extra libraries (the core libs will remain statically linked) 
will be looked into later


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