# [Dev-luatex] Start LuaTeX with Lua only?

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Sat May 2 17:09:50 CEST 2009

Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> Ok, this is actually kind of stupid since Taco and Hans are sitting
>> right before me, but we are in the middle of a talk.
>>
>> Is there a way to start LuaTeX with just a Lua file, but have this Lua
>> file feed TeX input to a TeX process, via tex.print or similar?
>>
>> Or do we always need to have a TeX file which does some \directlua call
>> before we can have Lua feeding TeX input to a TeX interpreter?
>
> texlua oeps.lua
>
> luatex --luaonly  oeps.lua
>
> luatex oeps.lua

Sure, but that's Lua only.  I don't have a TeX process I can feed with
tex.print then, or am I overlooking something here?

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David Kastrup