[texhax] inconsistency between pdftex and tex

Michael Doob mdoob at cc.UManitoba.CA
Fri Oct 17 11:18:03 CEST 2003

On October 17, 2003 09:22 am, Philip TAYLOR [PC87S-O/XP] wrote:
> Ian Collier wrote:
> [snip]
> > Well, since Web2C does this (since 7.2 at least) I bet the version of
> > TeX you are using right now does it too.  It's not something I ever use,
> > but I don't really see what you have against this behaviour.
> It's not TeX, it's something else.  Knuth is /very/ insistent that
> only programs that conform to his strict requirements be called
> "TeX".  A program which interprets a leading comment as a pragmat
> cannot be called TeX; it should be called something else.
> Philip Taylor
> --------

I thought that a program was (can be) called TeX if if passed the trip test.
Has this changed? 


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