[tex-live] dtx and ins files with luatex
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Sun Sep 24 08:19:30 CEST 2017
> Hi Javier - luatex is amazingly powerful = not secure. Please don't
> require it merely to unpack a dtx. That's not a good precedent for a
> core package like babel to be setting.
Actually I was thinking of titlesec, enumitem, colorspace,
etc., which are currently distributed unpacked as tex/sty.
I was trying to pack them with the docstrip mechanism,
but it's a nightmare.
But yes, I was also having babel in mind. I don't like the
dtx/ins mechanism (and I've never liked it), which I'm
using in babel mainly because it's a core package.
babel.pdf is now typeset with lualatex. It's a multilingual
package, and there is a need to show examples in several
scripts (currently there is one in Cyrillic, but I intend
to add Arabic, Hebrew, and Devanagari, amongst others).
But for the moment, I'll stick to dtx/ins with docstrip.
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