[texhax] TeX books, was Re: question about \if

Boris Veytsman borisv at lk.net
Fri Nov 12 17:06:45 CET 2010

UL> From: "Uwe Lueck" <uwe.lueck at web.de>
UL> Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 13:30:55 +0100 (CET)

UL> A TeX macro programmer should IMHO read the TeXbook -- or
UL> something similar, I cannot properly compare ... but it is the
UL> only book I really can recommend for this purpose! 

While The TeXbook is indeed great, I would also recommend this reference:  

  author = 	 {Victor Eijkhout},
  title = 	 {{\TeX} by Topic},
  publisher = 	 {Lulu},
  year = 	 2007,
  note = 	 {\url{http://eijkhout.net/texbytopic/texbytopic.html}}}

By the way, the electronic copy of this book is free.  I use both the
printed (from Lulu) and electronic versions a lot.

Good luck


Suppose you're working on an optimizer to render \X unnecessary (or
rather, redundant, which isn't the same thing in my book).
		-- Larry Wall in <199710211624.JAA17833 at wall.org>

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