[texhax] TeX for the Impatient source freely available

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Tue Sep 9 21:10:54 CEST 2003

The book TeX for the Impatient was originally published in 1990 by
Addison-Wesley.  It contains both tutorial and reference information on
primitive and plain TeX; it does not discuss LaTeX.

Now, it's been declared out of print and A-W has reverted all rights to
us, the authors.  We've decided to make the book available in source
form, under the GNU Free Documentation License, as our way of supporting
the community which supported the book in the first place.

Primary distribution point:
  aka http://tug.org/ftp/tex/impatient/
(I've also submitted it to CTAN, so it should show up there soon.)

Information about the free edition is included in the preface, the
copyright page, and the README.

We'd be interested in hearing about any projects undertaken with this
material.  We don't plan to make any further changes or additions to the
book ourselves, except for correction of any outright errors reported to
us, and perhaps inclusion of the illustrations.

Happy TeX'ing!

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