Trying to get an overview of the LaTeX source code base
Norbert Preining
norbert at preining.info
Fri May 6 03:20:46 CEST 2022
> I am trying to see how LaTeX fits together, does it sit on TeXLive ?
LaTeX is a macro package written in the TeX language.
TeX Live is a distribution of all things related to TeX, that is, it
also includes LaTeX.
> Is it still running on the Knuth's old PASCAL2C translated kernel ?
No, current implementation is web2c based. But this is not *LaTeX*,
but the tex engines/interpreters (there is a variety of them: tex, etex,
pdftex, luatex, xetex, ptex, uptex, hitex).
LaTeX is written in the TeX language.
> Are there any good overviews of the code base please ?
Not sure what you mean with good overview.
Best
Norbert
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