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

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue May 22 02:01:19 CEST 2007

>>>>> "Martin" == 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). :-)

Yes, Lua is a great thing, especially texlua because it can access the
kpathsea tables.  At the moment I think that texlua is the only
language which can be used to replace Thomas' shell scripts because
texlua is completely platform independent.

The problem is that texlua is a symlink to luatex and luatex is a
binary.  It is available after TL has been installed.

For the installer we need a scripting language which is available
before anything is installed.  And I think that Perl is the right


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