[conspire] TeX better than LaTeX?

Dan Bikle dan.bikle at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 15:33:48 PDT 2012

Generally for me,
Higher Level is better.
LyX now on my Radar.

-- Dan

On 4/17/12, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Dan Bikle (dan.bikle at gmail.com):
>> Any of you Linux Mafia have an opinion on TeX better than LaTeX?
> My recollection is that LaTeX is an optional document preparation software
> system (and document markup language) that runs atop a TeX system.
> On Unixes, a TeX system typically means TeX Live
> (http://www.tug.org/texlive/).
> LaTeX furnishes a high-level language for it - a bunch of TeX macros and
> a support program.  Obviously, it's a matter of taste whether to work
> at high or low level.  No opinion here.
> Anyway, in case you didn't know, if you have a LaTeX setup, you can try
> both approaches and make up your own mind.
> And, actually, you can also install LyX and work at a higher level
> still:  a what-you-see-is-what-you-mean graphical front-end to LaTeX,
> which in turn is a preprocessor for TeX.
> Make sense?
>> I read somewhere on the net about a year ago that Knuth prefers TeX
>> over LaTeX.
> Well, that figures.  He wrote TeX.  He didn't write LaTeX.
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