[Dev-luatex] Lua states and \dump

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Sep 21 10:46:38 CEST 2007


Jonathan Sauer wrote:
> 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?

more -)

Hans

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