[texhax] Trying to find the /right/ piece of LaTeX documentation.

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri Aug 6 00:45:57 CEST 2004

>>>>> "tom" == tom sgouros <tomfool at as220.org> writes:

    > To learn how to hack code to do new things, the TeXbook (by
    > Knuth) helps a lot,

You can do almost everything in LaTeX.  I bought the TeXbook before I
bought any book about LateX and nowadys I think that it was a wrong

Mixing up LaTeX and plain TeX causes a lot of trouble.  If you "only"
want to change the layout I'm sure that LaTeX provides everything you

LaTeX macros are much more sophisticated than plain TeX macros and not
using them is wrong.

Mixing up two languages can be very painful.  I wasted a lot of time
because something like \ifx\mymacro\undefined didn't work because I
used \@ifundefined{mymacro}... before.

In other words, it is not a good idea to conviince LaTeX users to buy
the TeXbook.


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