[Dev-luatex] Lua states and \dump

Jonathan Sauer Jonathan.Sauer at silverstroke.com
Fri Sep 21 09:20:33 CEST 2007


Hello,

(yes, it's me again ;-)

Yesterday I noticed that when \dump-ing a format file, the Lua
states are not dumped as well, discarding all initializations
made while creating the format.

This is not a problem, since the initializations can be put
into \everyjob, and of course from a technical angle it would
be really difficult to dump a Lua state to the format file
(requiring access to the internals of the Lua VM which can
change at any time), but IMO this should be noted in the
manual.


Jonathan



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