[Dev-luatex] Modifying the LuaTeX Engine

Barry Schwartz chemoelectric at chemoelectric.org
Mon Dec 29 01:53:35 CET 2008

Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> skribis:
> actually i've heard Don say (at an ntg QA session long ago) that he was 
> surprised that there were no more fundamental extensions like pdftex (at 
> that time upcoming)

TeX was written in Pascal instead of C, and so there didn't end up
being IconTeX in the 1980s instead of LuaTeX in the 2000s. :)

C ended up being what Pascal had been expected to become, circa 1980.

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