[Dev-luatex] Lua states and \dump

Jonathan Sauer Jonathan.Sauer at silverstroke.com
Fri Sep 21 10:17:09 CEST 2007


Hello,

> > 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 the reason for the bytecode registers; these are 
> saved; you can store luacode in there and initialize that at 
> runtime (when the format is loaded); there is no pre-cooked 
> behaviour, it's under your control; depending on the amount 
> of code to be loaded, it makes sense to use this mechanism or 
> not (loading lua code is rather fast)

Thanks for your answer! After reading up on bytecode registers
in the manual, one question is left, though:

How many of them are there? The usual 65536?


Thanks in advance,
Jonathan



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