[NTG-context] Official file ending?

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Wed Feb 5 10:24:13 CET 2020

On 2/4/2020 8:27 PM, kaddour kardio wrote:
> Since ConTeXT is closer to plain TeX than LaTeX, it is more legitimate 
> to got the "dot tex" than latex :)
I always wonder where such info comes from. Plain tex is a 45K file that 
is described in the tex book and serves as template for Don Knuths own 
styles for his books. Much of it is dedicated to setting up fonts and 
math. I think it was never meant to be a general purpose macro package 
but serve as starting point and example of how to apply primitives.

Anyway, it's alway interesting to see folws coming up with descriptions 
of context (or whatever relates to it) which then become kind of truths. 
In todays terms we shouls say that 'the community has its own 
influencers' and 'origins of fake news' and ...


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