[Dev-luatex] Feature request: busy pdf

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 23:24:29 CEST 2022

On Thu, Apr 7, 2022 at 11:11 PM Jérôme LAURENS <
jerome.laurens at u-bourgogne.fr> wrote:

> Le 7 avr. 2022 à 22:53, luigi scarso <luigi.scarso at gmail.com> a écrit :
> On Thu, Apr 7, 2022 at 9:30 PM Jérôme LAURENS <
> jerome.laurens at u-bourgogne.fr> wrote:
>> Yes, this does work on a per document basis, but what I request is a
>> builtin feature that simply applies out of the box and is backwards
>> compatible.
>  it's not  clear what you want to achieve.... What does "busy" mean in
> this context ?
> It means that the output file is named jobname.pdf despite it is known to
> be incomplete and unusable during all the typesetting process.
> The output file should be named jobname.pdf only once it is really a
> complete pdf file.
> In the meanwhile its extension is pdf(busy), which means that it is a pdf
> file under construct.

It's a well established rule that one can use the file jobname.pdf *after*
that the luatex process ends, and even in this case it doesn't mean that
the pdf is complete and / or usable , even if the luatex process ends

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