# [NTG-context] luaTeX and on-the-fly MetaPost compilation

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sat May 24 18:54:26 CEST 2008

```Stephan Hennig wrote:

> Note, this is not a pressing feature for me.  The advantage is that
> MetaPost and TeX code can be held in separate files (which has several
> advantages) and users can easily compile the code in a single TeX run,
> without knowing about Makefiles.  Well, there is the \write18 feature.
> But that is as difficult to use as a Makefile or even more difficult for
> the inexperienced user.

i'll put it on my todo list (let me know if it gets pressing -)

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