[pdftex] Origin of pdftex

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Mon Apr 15 11:00:16 CEST 2002

It was my understanding that the basic tex program written by DEK was
frozen forever. So how did pdftex come to be? Is it a fmt like plain 
or LaTeX or is it a rewrite of the basic program? 

Details appreciated.

John Culleton

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