[Dev-luatex] pdftexversion, OmegaVersion etc.

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Nov 30 09:01:17 CET 2010


On 30-11-2010 1:30, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> On 30 November 2010 Hans Hagen wrote:
>
>   >  On 30-11-2010 12:09, Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس  سماوي حامد wrote:
>   >  >
>   >  >
>   >  >  On Mon, 29 Nov 2010 08:49:32 -0700, Khaled Hosny<khaledhosny at eglug.org>
>   >  >  wrote:
>   >  >
>   >  >>  I was wondering, since luatex is not a direct replacement of pdftex,
>   >  >>  omega or aleph, what is the point of having such primitives? Wouldn't it
>   >  >>  be more cleaner of they are removed or is there any use for them?
>   >  >
>   >  >  It may be that Yannis and other omega users still need them. luatex used
>   >  >  be a direct replacement for aleph (well, almost), so that with little
>   >  >  mods one could run an aleph file once upon a time....
>   >
>   >  The translation filters already have been removed a while ago so old
>   >  omega code will not run as expected. Also, the number of directions has
>   >  been limited (after we discussed it with John at eurotex).
>
> Do you propose to drop \Omegaversion because you changed the Omega
> code and forgot to increase the version number?  :)

we could have decreased the number instead and then at version 0 drop 
the primitives

anyhow, we don't need to carry around primitives that have no use as in 
a macro package one can define then as macro: if luatex then 
omegaversion is n

Hans

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