[tex-k] Error in TeXbook?

Wolfgang Helbig helbig at mailbox.org
Sun Dec 6 20:06:13 CET 2020


page A47, line 2 reads: "If there are no more characters in the line, 
the name is empty." But in this case, the name of the control sequence 
is ^^M.
This is demonstrated by the following experiment:

This is TeX-FPC, 2nd ed. (no format preloaded)
 > \^^M=macro:
->\ .


 > \^^M=macro:
<*> \show\^^M

If you think, this is worth mentioning to Don Knuth, please forward this 

Happy typesetting, happy weaving,

Wolfgang Helbig

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