[OS X TeX] latex and xelatex
dac at panix.com
Sat Mar 13 22:17:54 EST 2010
The latest digest makes me curious what the end game of this forking
brands of (la)tex (latex, pdftex, xelatex, luatex, whatever ...) is
going to be.
>From the point of view of someone who does a lot of work in tex that
needs to be very portable, and is often destined for third parties who
insist on straight latex, I really don't want to have to keep track of
which tex implementation I need on a document-by-document basis. The
merging of pdflatex with latex was a truly welcome development.
Is there some hope of this occurring with xelatex/luatex? (If not, why
not?) I don't really see how it helps anyone to have this proliferation
of (la)tex implementations with differing abilities.
Curious, and somewhat hopeful...
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