[texhax] (La)TeX syntax

Jeroen Wijnhout wijnhout at science.uva.nl
Thu May 8 15:27:51 CEST 2003

On Thu, 8 May 2003, Hartmut Henkel wrote:

> Read the TeXbook, section 7. This describes the character categories.
> The TeXbook source texbook.tex is available online from CTAN.
> About LaTeX read the original source, the latex.ltx file, part of teTeX.
> Generally commands are ended by non-letters. Their catcode is, well, not
> the letter catcode (11).
> Multiple whitespaces are counted as one. By default line ends (^^M) are
> counted as just another whitespace.
> Greetings Hartmut

The TeXbook appears to be very useful, the latex.ltx is a little bit
harder to read though.


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