[Dev-luatex] XML abilities in LuaTeX

TeXWorld texworld at laposte.net
Tue Nov 17 19:12:39 CET 2009


Taco Hoekwater a écrit :
>
> TeXWorld wrote:
>   
>>> in the future there will be an option to load libraries (once we've
>>> sorted out the best way to deal with it in a secure way in the tex
>>> tree etc) 
>>>       
>> I was recently thinking about that and that's really good news. I have
>> several questions :
>>     
>
> We will almost certainly (but nothing is 100% yet) not be shipping
> lua libraries as part of the luatex distribution.
>
> Dynamic loading of libraries can not be guaranteed to work everywhere,
> and we want the core funtionality available even on platforms that
> don't support it, so the core libraries will remain built-in, as
> they are now. So far, there are no plans (nor infrastructure) to ship
> extra lua libraries.
>
>   
>> -when do you think this option could be available il LuaTeX ? This year ?
>>     
>
> Not before texlive 2009, but probably not long after either.
>
>   
>> -who will decide which lua modules will be available for/used with
>> LuaTeX ? Users ?
>> -could it be possible to install and remove any of them ? Is it the kind
>> of thing that could be done with the TeX distribution (I'm thinking of
>> tlmgr in TeXLive for example)
>>     
>
> If we are assuming for the moment that luatex itself doesn't ship
> those libraries, that would automaticlly make it a problem for the
> distributions and/or individual users.
>
> But let's get back to this later (end of summer).
>
> Best wishes,
> Taco
>
>
>   
Hi Taco, hi Hans,

Winter is coming soon.

What about continuing this discussion on dynamic loading lua libraries ?


Jack




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