[texhax] learning tex vs latex

Alan T Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Wed Oct 28 03:30:59 CET 2009


Your time, if considering only those two options, would be better  
spent learning LaTeX. IMHO but YMMV.

They are not divorced however.


On 28/10/2009, at 3:03 PM, bill lam wrote:

> I'm unfamiliar with both tex and latex. Should my time better spent on
> learning tex or latex?  Presumably learning curve of tex is even more
> steeper than that of latex, but I saw some forum members said they use
> plain tex.  I would like to know before deciding,
> 1. Do common packages such as supertabular and cjk work on tex?
> 2. Some said latex is actively developing while tex is not, is that
>   true?
> 3. What will be the advantage of plain tex over latex?
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