[OS X TeX] New Version of CommandCompletion.txt for TeXShop
jerome.laurens at u-bourgogne.fr
Thu Sep 30 06:37:06 EDT 2004
Le 30 sept. 04, à 12:05, Herb Schulz a écrit :
> On 9/29/04 10:14 PM, "Will Robertson" <will at guerilla.net.au> wrote:
>> On 30 Sep 2004, at 12:25 PM, Herb Schulz wrote:
>>> Is there some reason you believe that $...$ is more robust?
>> Well, I've traced down why I thought so: David Kastrup wrote on
>> comp.text.tex the following:
>>> You have to be aware that $ is robust, while \(...\) is not. That
>>> if you say something like
>>> it will barf, whereas the version with $...$ works fine.
>> While I haven't checked it, I'd believe him.
>> PS I like using \( and \) for \left( and \right) respectively.
> I just took a look at the definitions of \( and \) in latex.ltx and
> seem rather innocuous. Because the open/close of the equation is no
> symmetric \( checks to make sure you're not in math mode already before
> issuing a $ and \) makes sure you are in math mode before issuing the
> Maybe there is something in the generation of the error message that
> robust? When was that statement made? Maybe later versions of LaTeX2e
> more robust; I seem to remember something like that happening as time
I should not rely on the latex.ltx definition as it is so easy to patch
a built in command.
So many packages just override built in commands to extend their
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