[Dev-luatex] <texmf>/luatex is coming
taco at elvenkind.com
Mon Jan 5 09:25:01 CET 2009
Arthur Reutenauer wrote:
>> 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?
> Different files, see Taco's message from 17:31.
>> 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?
> I don't know how the developers will solve that, but it's obvious that
> it needs to be handled somehow (maybe through kpathsea? Yet another
> variable name in texmf.cnf ...).
Kpathsea has no trouble finding lua files in the tex/ path, but I
remember talking to Karl about a specific variable a while back.
That would not be a big deal, there are so many of them already
that one extra hardly matters.
The issue about <texmf>/luatex/lua is that luatex should be able
to find these files even if kpathsea initialization is off or
delayed. That is why they have to become part of the 'compiled-in'
If|Once kpathsea is active, luatex could simply use it for finding
the lua modules, but that may never happen and I want to have a
strong guarantee about the discoverability of the files in
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