[OS X TeX] Verbatim in displaymath environment

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Dec 12 18:40:19 EST 2008

>>   I have  some computer science code in my text that I display with
>> the verbatim environment, and I should like to precede it with
>> two large vertical bars, usually obtained by \left|\left| in the
>> displaymath environment.

Have you thought of a minipage? For verbatim? Then there'll be some
space on the left to fill with whatever. Maybe with \rule[lift]{width}
{height}. As in:

\rule{1mm}{1cm}
\vspace*{1cm}\begin{minipage}[b]{0.96\linewidth}
\begin{verbatim}
(...)
\end{verbatim}
\end{minipage}

The other way is not so easy to compute:

\rule[-4mm]{1mm}{1cm}
\begin{minipage}[t]{0.96\linewidth}
\begin{verbatim}
(...)
\end{verbatim}
\end{minipage}

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Pete

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