looking for Tomas Rokicki's TeX-to-C 1987

Ulrik Vieth ulrik.vieth at arcor.de
Thu Apr 25 22:16:24 CEST 2019

Sorry, I'm afraid I don't have anything other than what you have.
I thought I had some old CDs from 1990s, but I can't find them now.

I believe I used some FTP search services (pre-dating Google)
to locate old TeX distributions in the late 1990s or early 2000s.

I think the TeX 2.9 distribution was unpacked on the FTP server,
so I only copied some selected files such tex.web and mf.web.

Hoping the TeX 2.95 has some useful stuff.

Regards, Ulrik

PS: There is also this one:


On 25.04.19 01:06, Karl Berry wrote:
>      I am looking for the original Tomas Rokicki's TeX-to-C from 1987
> Out of curiosity ... why?
>      according to
>      http://ftp.math.utah.edu/pub/tex/historic/systems/unix/TeX2.9/tex82/COPYING.POLICY
>      It should be here
>      http://ftp.math.utah.edu/pub/tex/historic/systems/unix/TeX2.9/tex82/
> Well, unfortunately, the Unix TeX tape from 1988 was apparently not
> dumped in its entirety. I doubt any of the original mag tapes are still
> around, or that they would be readable, or that there's any equipment to
> read them. At least, I don't know of any way to go down that road.
> Ulrik V, I believe those old TeX archives in historic/ originally came
> from you. It doesn't seem likely you have anything beyond what you
> already posted, but asking just in case.
> Tom R, maybe (just maybe) you have files going back to that time?
> FWIW, it looks like the more-or-less earliest web2c, Tim Morgan's
> evolution of Tom's original, that's been preserved is in
> TeX2.95/tex82.tar.Z.  --hope this helps, karl.

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