[latexrefman-commits] [SCM] latexrefman updated: r838 - trunk

karl at gnu.org.ua karl at gnu.org.ua
Mon Sep 14 23:33:21 CEST 2020

Author: karl
Date: 2020-09-15 00:33:21 +0300 (Tue, 15 Sep 2020)
New Revision: 838

mention formats; cleanups

Modified: trunk/ChangeLog
--- trunk/ChangeLog	2020-09-13 17:21:04 UTC (rev 837)
+++ trunk/ChangeLog	2020-09-14 21:33:21 UTC (rev 838)
@@ -1,7 +1,11 @@
+2020-09-14  Karl Berry  <karl at freefriends.org>
+	* latex2e.texi (@TeX{} engines): mention formats.
 2020-09-13  Vincent Bela\"iche  <vincentb1 at users.sourceforge.net>
 	* latex2e-fr.texi: Propagate Karl's r833.
-	(Font styles): Typoes.
+	(Font styles): Typos.
 	(\frontmatter & \mainmatter & \backmatter): Add missing cindex entries.
 	(Larger book template): Add commented-out arguments to
 	\includeonly for not included chunks.

Modified: trunk/latex2e.texi
--- trunk/latex2e.texi	2020-09-13 17:21:04 UTC (rev 837)
+++ trunk/latex2e.texi	2020-09-14 21:33:21 UTC (rev 838)
@@ -431,10 +431,18 @@
 @cindex TrueType fonts
 @cindex OpenType fonts
- at LaTeX{} is defined to be a set of commands that are run by a @TeX{}
-implementation (@pxref{Overview}).  This section gives a terse
-overview of the main programs (see also at tie{}@ref{Command line}).
+ at cindex @TeX{} format
+ at cindex @LaTeX{} format
+ at cindex format files, @TeX{}
+ at findex .fmt @r{file}
+ at LaTeX{} is a large set of commands that is executed by a @TeX{}
+program. Such a set of commands is called a @dfn{format}, and is
+embodied in a binary @code{.fmt} file, which can be read much more
+quickly than the @TeX{} source.
+This section gives a terse overview of the @TeX{} programs that are
+commonly available (see also at tie{}@ref{Command line}).
 @table @code
 @item latex
 @itemx pdflatex
@@ -3782,7 +3790,7 @@
 @cindex main matter of a book
 @findex \backmatter
 @cindex book, back matter
-cindex book, end matter
+ at cindex book, end matter
 @cindex back matter of a book
 @cindex end matter of a book
@@ -9408,13 +9416,13 @@
 @end example
-After a command name, a star comes like some sort of optional argument.
-This differs from environment names in which the star is part of the
-name itself and as such could be in any position!  From a pure
- at TeX{}nical point of view it is therefore possible to put any number of
-spaces between the command and the star. Thus
- at code{\agentsecret*@{Bond@}} and @code{\agentsecret at w{ *}@{Bond@}} are
-equivalent. However the common practice is to never insert such spaces.
+After a command name, a star is handled similarly to an optional
+argument.  (This differs from environment names in which the star is
+part of the name itself and as such could be in any position.)  Thus,
+it is technically possible to put any number of spaces between the
+command and the star. Thus @code{\agentsecret*@{Bond@}} and
+ at code{\agentsecret at w{ *}@{Bond@}} are equivalent. However, the
+standard practice is not to insert any such spaces.

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