[luatex] Hash tokens meaning
arthur.reutenauer at normalesup.org
Tue May 28 13:39:43 CEST 2013
> Since I am not a TeX user, I compared the "LaTeX output/under the
> hood" to an object file.
That comparison clearly doesn't work at this point. Let's just move
> I have tried, but it's not like what I expected.
Who would have guessed ...
> I know how to walk
> through a program in source code, because that's what I'm accustomed
> to: I find LaTeX's source code very different, I find myself
> wandering around without any clear and sharp indication on a "main".
You need to get rid of your misconceptions about programming, first.
latex.ltx is a "program in source code" too, if you expected it to look
different, you need to change your expectations and learn about this way
of programming. Many languages don't need a "main" at all; you seem to
come from an imperative programming point of view, but that's not the
> I guess I will read the TeX book, first.
Probably one of the best choices.
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