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Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:50:56 +0100
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On 19/06/2014 20:32, √Člie Roux wrote:
>> Bytecode and \luafunction (which is new) are both on a list of various
>> 'things that need allocators' that I've raised with the rest of the
>> team, although perhaps I didn't spell this one out.  One of the reasons
>> we've switched expl3 from using a bytecode-based approach for storing
>> the Lua version of \pdfstrcmp is that with no allocator we can't
>> actually be sure that we are doing the 'right' thing using one!
> Sure! So the plan would be to add an allocator for these in LaTeX2e
> kernel? As well as allocators for cctables and attributes? This would be
> great!

I said these are things I've raised with the rest of the team: at
present discussion has gone no further than that. Adding stuff to the
kernel is a tricky subject, but the team note that in reality
LaTeX-based formats for both XeTeX and LuaTeX already do various things
that are not in the kernel code (see the relevant .ini files).
Joseph Wright