# [OS X TeX] Why does this hang so?

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 12:58:43 EDT 2009

On Oct 24, 2009, at 7:05 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 23.10.2009 um 02:53 schrieb Alain Schremmer:
>
>> \newcommand{\DoEnumerate}	%
>> 	{%begin definition
>> {-1mm}} \bfseries \jobname .1.]%
>
> You're obviously using here David Carlisle's enumerate package, not
> that from the LaTeX kernel, which does not have optional arguments
> in [].

Actually, *I* am using paralist---originally because, given that my
sections were usually rather short, I preferred asparaenum to
subsections, and, in general, because it is a lot more compact thus
easier on these trees but also because I like it.

As to what probsoln is using, I have of course no idea as I sure
didn't go into the probsoln code. But some sort of enumeration is of
course central to what it does. Anyhow, by now, after over six months
of intense trial and error external hacking, who knows what is using
what. I sure don't and it does what I wanted even I have no idea why
and/or how. I hate this way of doing things but cannot invest in
"learn[ing] about tracing the macro expansions" (Moore)

> It uses the hanging indent you don't like.

Whatever "it" is, what this control freak doesn't like is that he
cannot control "it".

> The indent is approximately \labelwidth+\labelsep. Could be
> \leftmarginvii is the sum of both.

I am sure it "could be" but *I* wouldn't know, now would I be able to
use it, not if my life depended on it.

In any case, in this particular case the trees are safe so "the
students be damned" and if they don't like the short label, too bad.

Best regards
--schremmer

P.S. Of course, in the interest of the trees, I have often thought of
diminishing all four margins. But that, as Kipling used to say, is
another story.