[OS X TeX] (OT) bibliography

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri May 12 10:01:55 EDT 2006

On May 12, 2006, at 4:43 AM, Piet van Oostrum wrote:

>>>>>> Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> (HS) wrote:
>> HS> since the @ character has special meaning outside of package  
>> files.
> You mean: it has a special meaning *inside* package files. Outside  
> it is
> just the @ sign itself. Inside it is a letter which is special.


Maybe we're both right :-)! Inside package files the @ is treated as  
just another normal character (so it can be included in command names  
without terminating the name) while outside of the package files it  
becomes a symbol so it terminates the command name (\@ is a command  
and \@a is the command \@ followed by an `a' since `other' symbols  
terminate the command).

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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