[Dev-luatex] scantokens in LuaTeX (issue 733)

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 09:22:29 CEST 2015


On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 1:38 AM, Bruno Le Floch <blflatex at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> LuaTeX's \scantokens behave differently than eTeX's, as mentionned in
> [issue 733 in the bug
> tracker](http://tracker.luatex.org/view.php?id=733).  The issue 733
> does not explicitly say what goes wrong, so I though I'd provide a
> shorter example of the problem:
>
>     pdftex '\newlinechar10 \scantokens{\show^^JX}Y'
>
> shows "the letter X", while using luatex I get "the letter Y".  What
> happens is that LuaTeX's \scantokens only reads the first line of the
> pseudo file written by \scantokens.
>
> Regards,
>
> Bruno
>
> PS: I tried directly commenting on issue 733 but couldn't find how,
>
> Hm, perhaps because the item is marked as fixed, so it's not possible to
add notes anymore.

-- 
luigi
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