[tex-live] Luatex default format names and dvi/pdf modes

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Mon Jun 30 09:48:47 CEST 2008


This came from texlive:

Karl Berry wrote:
>       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 personally do not care about the names of the plain & latex formats.
CC to Hans and Hartmut just in case, but I do not expect they will have
strong feelings on the subject either.

Best wishes.

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