[tex-live] source changes

Olaf Weber olaf@infovore.xs4all.nl
02 Jun 2002 22:29:24 +0200

Sebastian Rahtz writes:
> On Sun, Jun 02, 2002 at 09:33:51AM +0200, Olaf Weber wrote:

>> This is derived from TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.7)
>> This is extended TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.7)
>> This is almost-compatible-with-TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.7)
>> This is web2c-TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.7)
>> This is TeX++, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.7)
>> This is TeX/extended, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.7)
> or Robin's suggestion to me of

>  This is SNOT (SNOT is Not Ordinary TeX)

> or

> "This program is almost compatible with TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.7)"

How did it go again: "This program is almost, but not quite,
completely unlike TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.7)"?

> me, I think we should get TeX Live 7 to bed and let you worry about
> at leisure.....

Other options: wTeX (the w from Web2C, of course).  Or more Knuthian
FTeX, where the F is not an "ef", but our representation of the old
greek 'digamma' or "wau" (so again 'w').  Of course you get ungainly
constructs like pdfwTeX or pdfFTeX in that case, but that quickly
becomes unavoidable.

> the English footballers were bad, werent they.

I didn't bother to watch. :-)

Olaf Weber

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