[OS X TeX] brackets in \aligned
Martin Costabel
costabel at wanadoo.fr
Mon Jul 31 09:23:42 EDT 2006
Bruce Kellogg wrote:
> This seems to be a bug. Using version 2.03 I type:
>
> \begin{equation*}
> \begin{aligned}
> [v](x) &=1, \\
> \{v\}(x) &=1,\\
> [v](x) &=1. \\
> \end{aligned}
> \end{equation*}
>
> and get 3 displayed equations. The 2nd and 3rd equations are ok,
> but the first equation is:
>
> (x) = 1,
Beginning a line with a bracket can give unexpected results if the
preceding line ends with a command that takes optional arguments. The
command \begin{aligned} can take an optional placement parameter like
[t]. In your case it considers [v] as its optional argument and eats it.
To avoid it, place something invisible like {} between the command
\begin{aligned} and the bracket, or put a % or a real [t] after the
\begin{aligned}.
Actually, you are lucky that your third equation doesn't play you a
similar trick: The command \\ also takes optional paramters in brackets.
Apparently the amsmath package paid attention to the definition of \\ so
that this doesn't happen here.
--
Martin
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