[pdftex] Plain TeX commands.

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Mon Mar 28 17:20:09 CEST 2005

John R. Culleton wrote:

>Pdftex is based on the original TeX plus plain.tex combination as
>described in the TeXbook.
No. pdfTeX is an extended TeX engine. If you load
the plain TeX macros, that's up to you.

>My question is this: laying aside \special commands for the
>moment, are there plain TeX cammands that no longer exist at all
>in pdftex? 
you should think of primitives, not "plain TeX". pdftex
does not take away any primitives, but simply adds some

There is no complicated gotcha here.

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