CTAN has a new package: TeX for the Impatient

Jim Hefferon ftpmaint at alan.smcvt.edu
Thu Sep 11 16:48:24 CEST 2003

The new package described below has been installed at tug.ctan.org
and should make its way to your favorite local mirror in a day or

Thanks for the upload,
Jim Hefferon
ftpmaint at tug.ctan.org


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor.

Name of contribution: TeX for the Impatient
Author's name: Karl Berry
Location on CTAN: info/impatient/
Summary description: GFDL'd distribution of TeX for the Impatient.
License type: gpl

Announcement text given by the contribution's author:
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The book TeX for the Impatient was originally published in 1990 by
Addison-Wesley.  It contains both tutorial and reference information on
primitive and plain TeX; it does not discuss LaTeX.

Now, it's been declared out of print and A-W has reverted all rights to
us, the authors.  We've decided to make the book available in source
form, under the GNU Free Documentation License, as our way of supporting
the community which supported the book in the first place.

Information about the free edition is included in the preface, the
copyright page, and the README.

We'd be interested in hearing about any projects undertaken with this
material.  We don't plan to make any further changes or additions to the
book ourselves, except for correction of any outright errors reported to
us, and perhaps inclusion of the illustrations.
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