[Dev-luatex] HarfBuzz [slightly off-topic]

Patrick Gundlach patrick at gundla.ch
Wed Feb 2 10:03:33 CET 2011



> Concerning xml: build a binding for libxml  & libxslt with swig should
> be easy; the API is stable, the library is well tested
> and available for most platform. Perhaps already exists a lua binding
> and  even an handmade binding is feasible ---
> so why a fork of Luatex ?

Because
a) loading such a module into existing luatex binaries is impossible at the moment (see other mail),
b) shipping one platform dependent file instead of two is less hassle and
c) compiling only one source is much easier then compiling two or more sources.

Patrick



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