[tex-eplain] eplain and Context

Stepan Kasal kasal at ucw.cz
Sat May 1 20:37:32 CEST 2004


On Sat, May 01, 2004 at 07:02:26AM -0400, Dorai Sitaram wrote:
> > >     \def^^L{\par}%
> I'll put it in.


> I'm curious why this works without the catcode in plain
> TeX, but apparently fails in ConTeXt.  But I guess I can find out when I
> get near a TeX system.

Here is the answer:

$ grep -F '^^L' /usr/share/texmf/tex/plain/base/plain.tex
\catcode`\^^L=\active \outer\def^^L{\par} % ascii form-feed is "\outer\par"

And ConTeXt probably defaults to other catcode of ^L, which is quite
sane decision.

Stepan Kasal

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