# [NTG-context] What would you call the core TeX-commands

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Apr 17 17:38:41 CEST 2006

Nikolai Weibull wrote:
> On 4/17/06, Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> wrote:
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>> Hans Hagen wrote:
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>>> Nikolai Weibull wrote:
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>>>> If you had to name the core TeX-commands something, what would it be?
>>>>
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>> the normal word is "primitives". If that can't be done, using "initex"
>> make most sense. We often use the word 'core' to refer to ConTeXts
>> macro commands (as Hans said already).
>>
>
> What I meant was, the commands defined in the TeX-executable itself,
> i.e., stuff like \def, \global, ....
>
> I think that initex makes the most sense considering the options.
>
ctxtools can list them (e.g. --sciteinterface gives several classes of primitives, macros, etc)

Hans

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