[NTG-context] Some questions about luatex

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Tue Nov 7 11:04:50 CET 2006

luigi scarso wrote:
> hi some questions about luatex
> (www.luatex.org)
> 1) will be possible some code like
> \luatry{%
> ...tex code}
> \luaexcept{
> ..tex code}

Guess at what you want: maybe, but not right away. The \luatry
would have to save quite a bit of state information for this
to be useful, which is not feasible on short notice (imagine
having to save some 400+ globals and hooking into a few dozen
data structure operations)

> 2) will be possible to embedding some other language ie Python (of
> course, reading the C source) ?

If you want to change the sources yourself, then yes. Otherwise
no. If luatex were to allow this without recompile, nobody could
rely on a stable platform for interchange of documents.

Greetigngs, Taco

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