[OS X TeX] {DON'T} Use $$...$$, in LaTeX

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 12:50:02 EDT 2006

On Fri, 08 Sep 2006 18:47:15 +0200, Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at mac.com> wrote:

> It used to be that \( and \) were fragile commands, in LaTeX sense,  
> meaning that they produced errors (generally accompanied by a very  
> cryptic error message) in case they were used in a moving argument  
> without being preceded by \protect. For example, I think I remember  
> times when using \( and \) inside \caption produced errors.
> I think such nonsense is now gone, namely that more and more LaTeX  
> commands have now been made robust.

With the current version of fixltx2e we even added a tool to "robustify" a  
macro and used it on \( et al.
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