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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 16:40:11 +0100
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David Kastrup a écrit :
>> I don't mean waiting for three years. I just mean waiting enough to be
>> able to tidy up problems.
> Could you name one such problem affecting non-LuaTeX users?
I'm afraid I can't understand you question. luainputenc is meant to be used on
top of LuaTeX, so every problem with it is for LuaTeX users.

I'll discuss privately the problem I'll have compiling my old documents with
luatex+luainputenc with Élie (and with other packages authors if other packages
are involved), and try to propose solutions when I can, but it is indeed not the
place to do so as many have observed.

My point is simply that for various reasons, luainputenc is not (yet) a stable
drop-in replacement for inputenc, and so should not yet be called inputenc.
Rather, development and testing of luainputenc should continue until it becomes
possibly ready to be transparently used in most cases. The value of "most" is to
be evaluated carefully, and if it is large enough, then it will make sens to
have \usepackage[xxx]{inputenc} actually call luainputenc (via whatever
mechanism) when running LuaTeX.

Obviously, this is just my opinion. I'm sorry I can't express it clearly enough,
so that some people think I am opposed to progress while others see personal
attacks where they are not intended. I think I'll stop this public discussion
here, and continue discussing technical issues and their possible solutions in
private, since I hope a private discussion is more likely to help actually solve
real problems.