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Fri, 28 Nov 2008 00:33:48 +1030
On 27/11/2008, at 8:49 PM, Joseph Wright wrote:
>> Has the code to be
>> re-written to take benefit of new features?
> Not at the moment. For XeTeX, I'm not sure there would be so much
> to do
> (port fontspec, basically). For LuaTeX, my impression is that LaTeX3
> will not use any Lua features in the LaTeX kernel. There is already
> much work to do to get LaTeX3 finished as it is.
The other side of the story is that LaTeX3 should be as compatible as
possible using both XeTeX *and* LuaTeX, and their capabilities vary
quite a bit.
So the aim at the moment is to build a system that relies only on e-
TeX as a base system -- and we'll see what the future brings :)