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I know that there are several closely related older posts about LuaTeX.
As of recently I started entertaining the idea of switching my default engine form pdfTeX to LuaTeX. The main upshot as I see naively right now is the direct availability of a powerful scripting language from within my latex documents. That is related to my older questions about automatic document update as well as embedding animations into the presentation.
Before I make a leap of the faith I would like to know the current pitfalls of using LuaTeX over pdfTeX. How do people use PSTricks with LuaTeX? Any issues with Powerdot class? Are there any issues with bibtex or even commonly used packages for math publications?
Edit: I am still goofing off in front of the computer and testing LuaTeX engine. I tried on several complex documents with figures, bibliography files and similar. Works like a charm with the usual workflow for PSTricks
lualatex --output-format=dvi file.tex -> dvips file.dvi -> ps2pdf file.ps
I think I am going to edit my .profile and switch to lualatex unless I encounter a major problem.