[OS X TeX] Latex symbol for "define equal"

Vic Norton vic at norton.name
Sun Aug 19 06:28:39 EDT 2018

> On Aug 18, 2018, at 10:01 PM, Art Werschulz <agw at comcast.net> wrote:
> The centercolon and mathtools LaTeX packages are used to fix symmetry issues with := .

In Pascal and Algol := is the assignment operator. The phrase x := 2 means “set x equal to 2". I personally would avoid using := for any other purpose in LaTeX.

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