[OS X TeX] Non-strictly OS X related. Expanding in TeX/LaTeX
Roberto Avanzi
roberto.avanzi at gmail.com
Sun Jul 6 09:35:54 EDT 2008
I have a problem with expansion.
I am trying to get some text fully expanded in LaTeX, but maybe I did
not understand properly \def, \edef, \xdef and the \protected at edef,
\protected at xdef variants
The follwing snippet compiles
%%!TEX TS-program = pdflatex
\documentclass{article}
\RequirePackage{amsthm}
\newtheorem{mAtiere}{Definition}[section]
\newtheorem{theorem}[mAtiere]{Theorem}
\begin{document}
\section{Important result}
\makeatletter
\def\pippo{%
\begin{theorem}
The integer $2$ comes after $1$.
\end{theorem}}
\pippo
\pippo
\end{document}
but of course I get something like
Theorem 1.1. The integer 2 comes after 1.
Theorem 1.2. The integer 2 comes after 1.
OTOH, I could try to replace \def with \edef, and hope to get
Theorem 1.1. The integer 2 comes after 1.
Theorem 1.1. The integer 2 comes after 1.
for instance, I could output the second instance to an external file
to be included later in a theorem index.
But, it does not work (error: argument of \@sect has an extra }).
Is there a solution/workaround?
best
Roberto
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