[texhax] Why isn't plain.tex plain.web? What would be the best way to update it?

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Aug 21 17:50:10 CEST 2013

On Aug 21, 2013, at 11:02 AM, Philip Taylor wrote:

> To answer your subject, as opposed to your body :

Thanks. I was curious more to the philosophy rather than the mechanics (changed the subject to match).

It should be straight-forward enough to rename plain.tex to something else and then use that --- I'm just surprised that it isn't plain.web as a source file (I seem to recall that at some point someone published a literate program version of it, interweaving it w/ the text from _The TeXbook_, but that would run afoul of the copyright / license).

(I know there isn't a royal road, but I'm surprised there are so many obstacles)
William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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