[Dev-luatex] user_defined whatsits - store function?

Patrick Gundlach patrick at gundla.ch
Thu Sep 9 19:17:44 CEST 2010

Am 09.09.2010 um 18:29 schrieb Patrick Gundlach:

> While I am at the user_defined whatsit. Is there a way to store a function? I can dump the function to a string, but that doesn't sound too efficient. The manual states that the table is a token list, so I am not trying to do 
> n.value = { function () do whatever I want until the end }
> Any ideas?

my idea with string.dump somehow doesn't work for two reasons:

1) the dumped string must not contain upvalues (lua limitation)
2) i get an error when loading the string back: "binary string: unexpected end in precompiled chun

this is how I store the function:

      n.value = string.dump(function() print("a") end)

and this is how I read it:

        fun = assert(loadstring(head.value))

I guess that n.value "chokes" on \0 in strings.

So any idea on how to store a function?


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