[NTG-context] Re: [Aleph] OpenType-to-TeX and other musings...
pragma at wxs.nl
Sun Dec 18 21:07:39 CET 2005
Idris Samawi Hamid wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Dec 2005 07:16:31 -0700, Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:
>>> In the short run, for Aleph's purposes, these declarations and
>>> much/most/all of the metainfo can be treated as "suggestions" for
>>> the otp designer to consider in implementing things. There is no
>>> need to treat them as something "holy".
>> in the near future pdftex will provide open type as well as hooks
>> for input processing using lua, so you may as well end up rewriting
>> your otp's in a more friendly language
> At the risk of getting off topic: I know nothing about lua-) What
> makes it such a great tool? Why not just use, e.g., Ruby (less
> languages for me to learn->)?
well, there is google ...
- small, so no huge overhead and expanding library base
- clever enough for the job needed
- a well designed embedded language
> But you are quite right: the otp language is a real bear...
indeed, let'd get rid of it -)
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