[tex-eplain] ngerman.sty does not work with TeX Live 2015

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Wed Apr 27 00:40:55 CEST 2016

Hi Helmut,

    > http://tug.org/pipermail/tex-eplain/2014-November/000884.html

Following up from your (individual) reply with the test case ...
I apologize for the unconscionable delay in replying.

The answer seems to be that both btxmac.tex and babel's plain.def define
"\@newcommand" (with the @).

I hope to get the go-ahead from Oren and make a new release of
btxmac+eplain in a few days to fix this by renaming the btxmac control

If you want to give it a try now, just change the two occurrences of
\@newcommand in eplain.tex to (for instance) \@btxnewcommand and remake
the format (mktexfmt eplain.fmt).  Fingers crossed ...


P.S. So wish TeX had had real namespaces from the beginning.  Oh well.

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