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

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue May 22 02:15:45 CEST 2007

>>>>> "David" == David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org> writes:

  > "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.

Maybe in the future texlua can be a separate program, but it doesn't
make sense to ask Taco to maintain two programs at the moment.


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