[texhax] Re: Books on Latex

Michael Barr barr at barrs.org
Sun Sep 26 14:31:22 CEST 2004

For me, the best source, obsolete though it may be, for the design of 
latex is the source file latex.tex, for latex 2.09.  It is wrong on the 
changes made in latex 2e, but there is an awful lot that hasn't.  In it, 
Lamport really tried to explain what he was doing and how to modify it and 
I still use it extensively.  It is still on CTAN, although no longer 
included with standard distributions (and indeed, I have not used it in 

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