[OS X TeX] etex versions

Joachim Kock jkock at ya.com
Fri Mar 4 08:53:18 EST 2005

>>in a previous tetex installation I had, etex used .efmt as
>>suffix for its formats, but in my present installation it
>>uses .fmt.
>>at which version number
>>did the design change?
>I believe the change from Web2C 7.5.2 to 7.5.3 is the significant one here.

Thanks a lot.

One more tiny question: is this change coincident with the point where
etex ceased to be an executable on its own and became a wrapper for
pdfetex, or did there exist versions of pure etex that used .fmt as

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