I mean instead of lualatex. I came across the python package, so I am not asking about python support. What was so special about lua that people spent so much time on that instead of doing something ...
Stephen Wolfram's 'A New Kind of Science' states in its colophon that it has 973 illustrations spread out over 1280 pages. Remarkably, he accomplishes this without ever using figure numbers. No figure ...
The question is inspired by Martin Schröder's answer to I am new to TeX. Should I use LaTeX, XeLaTeX, …? as well as my two previous questions on this forum: Automatic document update Generate LaTeX ...