[texhax] best way to do texbook examples

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Tue Jul 14 14:55:06 CEST 2015

On 14/07/2015 13:00, Tamás Gimes wrote:
> Dear support personnel reading this question!
> I'd like to read through Donald Knuth's "The TeX Book" and, naturally, do
> the exercises too. However, I don't know which program to use to do the
> exercises. I wouldn't like to change the exercises too much, just to suit
> the whims of some program. I'd like to remain as close to the plain TeX
> found in the book as possible.
> What would you recommend? (If something wasn't clear or you require more
> information I'd be glad to elaborate on the issue.)
> Thanks for your support and have a pleasant day!
> Tamás

I'm not quite sure what you mean. The TeXbook is the manual for TeX and
all of them will work exactly as-written with the command-line "tex"
executable with any TeX system. Indeed, they will also work as-written
with pdfTeX (so allowing direct PDF output if desired) and (almost) all
of them will work with XeTeX or LuaTeX unmodified.
Joseph Wright

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