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Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 00:46:54 +0200
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On Sun, Jan 02, 2011 at 10:32:09PM +0000, Joseph Wright wrote:
> On 02/01/2011 18:49, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> >Again, my main question is: if they can keep doing what they do right
> >now with pdftex (since luatex should be supporting all of it), why not
> >give the extra functionality to the people who want/need it; programming
> >to the least common denominator is just tying the users of new engines
> >by the limitation of old ones.
> >
> >I'm not suggesting that any one do any thing, I'm just trying to
> >understand.
> As I said before, changes are likely to be driven by code
> requirements. If there is a point where there is something that we
> want to do (i.e. a core LaTeX3 function rather than something which
> is optional) that cannot be done with pdfTeX, then there will be
> some 'vigorous discussion' and hopefully a sensible outcome.

I got the point, thanks for explanation.


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of team
 Free font developer