[texhax] Choosing TeX um ... stuff

Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Thu Nov 18 11:56:49 CET 2010

Paul Isambert wrote:

 > And plain TeX doesn't have a lot of documentation. Anyway there isn't much to
 > document. Basically using plain TeX means you need a very good knowledge of the
 > engine, and you'll write tons of macros (in a way there are no plain TeX users,
 > only users of personal formats based on plain).

All true, except for the first part, where there is plenty of
documentation available : The TeXbook, TeX by Topic, SvB's
mammoth \TeX} in Practice, plus many others listed at Nelson
Beebe's http://ftp.math.utah.edu/pub//tex/bib/texbook1.html

 > Philip, plain TeX isn't exactly mainstream anymore, and ConTeXt probably beats
 > it on this point. And ConTeXt is already more than 15 years old, so it's not so
 > new, although it does keep moving.

I'll address these later : have to leave now.
** Phil.

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