[tex-live] TeXLive-CD/DVD (Installation)

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Tue May 22 00:51:45 CEST 2007

"Martin Schröder" <martin at oneiros.de> writes:

> 2007/5/22, Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de>:
>> Maybe.  I personally vote for Perl because at the moment nobody has
>> the time to re-invent everything for Windows again and Perl scripts
>> can be written quite platform independent.  And TL provides Perl for
>> Windows already.
> I vote for lua because the next TL will have a portable lua engine
> (luatex). :-)

I hope it will be smart enough to avoid allocating memory for TeX when
it is going to be used as a script engine.  Compared to Lua itself,
the TeX text segment is already a sizeable baggage even though there
is a good chance that on modern operating systems most of it will
never get paged when just using the Lua part.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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