[texhax] Choosing TeX um ... stuff
Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd)
P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Thu Nov 18 11:56:49 CET 2010
Paul Isambert wrote:
> And plain TeX doesn't have a lot of documentation. Anyway there isn't much to
> document. Basically using plain TeX means you need a very good knowledge of the
> engine, and you'll write tons of macros (in a way there are no plain TeX users,
> only users of personal formats based on plain).
All true, except for the first part, where there is plenty of
documentation available : The TeXbook, TeX by Topic, SvB's
mammoth \TeX} in Practice, plus many others listed at Nelson
> Philip, plain TeX isn't exactly mainstream anymore, and ConTeXt probably beats
> it on this point. And ConTeXt is already more than 15 years old, so it's not so
> new, although it does keep moving.
I'll address these later : have to leave now.
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