[Dev-luatex] A design philosophy question...

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Tue Apr 3 14:17:07 CEST 2007



David Kastrup wrote:
> Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> writes:
> 
>> David Kastrup wrote:
>>> Anyway, is something like that an area that LuaTeX would actually ever
>>> consider touching?  
>> Perhaps one day, but definately not soon. There are a few ways out
>> of this, but they all require dimens to occupy more than 32 bits
>> internally, a step not to be taken lightly.
> 
> Not at all.  For fixing rounding of the units, the following patch
> should do it:

Yes, but not now. As Hans said, it is vital in this stage to
compare against (pdf)tex and aleph.

Also, this only fixes the rounding vs. truncation, not the
deviations created by the fact that TeX talks in base10 but
calculates in base2.

Best wishes,
Taco


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