[Dev-luatex] new/missing feature in luamplib

Taco Hoekwater taco at docwolves.nl
Tue Aug 7 10:33:04 CEST 2012


Hi,

On Aug 7, 2012, at 10:12 AM, Hans Hagen wrote:

> On 7-8-2012 09:29, Keith J. Schultz wrote:
>> Hi Manuel, Everybody,
>> 
>> I am just getting into LuaLaTeX.
>> 
>> I needed to do some work with MetaPost.
>> 
>> While working I came across a kudo. That is once inside the mblibcode
>> environment one can not call Lua. THIS I consider a missing feature and
>> a VERY important one.
> 
> Some (simple) support for lua calls is on the (long term) agenda but not before the current mplib extensions project is done (i.e. the decimal calculation plugins).
> 
> Calling lua in itself is not so much an issue; after all one can just do a \directlua inside a blob of mp passed to mplib (I do that all the time). 

I was under the impression that this was all that the proposed patch does. Luamplib
did not allow any (tex nor lua) escapes within the block, if I understand correctly.

Best wishes,
Taco


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