# Labels with spaces (was Re: [OS X TeX] Spell checker)

Rick Zaccone zaccone at bucknell.edu
Tue May 1 14:46:05 EDT 2007

```On May 1, 2007, at 1:09 PM, George Gratzer wrote:

> So do I. But the rules say that you should not. (See Lamport's
> book.) I guess Rick checks for it.
>
> GG
>
> On May 1, 2007, at 11:01 AM, Gary L. Gray wrote:

It's hard to parse a LaTeX file and be flexible about what's
correct.  Whenever I'm not sure how to handle something, I use
Lamport as a guide.  For example, LaTeX allows

\newcommand\foo{bar}

but Lamport (page 92) says don't do that, use this instead

\newcommand{\foo}{bar}

Excalibur insists on the latter.

Rick