[tex-live] luatex defaults to dvi mode

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Sun Jun 29 23:54:20 CEST 2008

karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) writes:

>       I think Karl's intention was to have luatex produce DVI by default and
>     three symbolic links to it, with pdfluatex loading the plain format and
>     producing PDF, 
> Right.  By analogy with tex/pdftex and latex/pdflatex.  However, if the
> LuaTeX crew prefers something like luatex/dviluatex, I won't insist,
> though I think the latter would be surprising to many people.
> We won't ever be able to change it again, so now is the time ...

I'd vote against it.  At least AUCTeX (and presumably other TeX shells)
will prepend "pdf" to commands intended to produce PDF.  I don't see
that it buys us anything to change the established behavior known to
existing TeX shells.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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