Is there someone out there who actually understands how tex works? I mean, not how to use the language, but how the internals work and the setup and how it all plays together?

Because I doubt it.


@musicmatze I would think that whoever wrote tectonic [1] has a decent understanding of how it all works. And I would be surprised if Donald Knuth didn't understand it.

But I would agree that TeX isn't a shining example of how to make something easy to use.


@leroycepearson I guess best would be to just rewrite the whole ecosystem in one big project/binary and make it all self-contained.

But yeah, tectonic seems to be a good improvement.

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