package vs. format?

Tue, 17 Oct 1995 20:57:31 -0400 (EDT)

karl asks:
    Just to clarify our examples a bit: babel is a package, right, not a format?
    Ditto amslatex? (amslatex used to be either one, but now it's just a
    latex package, right?)

i think there may still be instructions on how to make a format
out of amslatex, but it's not what we recommend.  so, just a package.
						-- bb