[texhax] expansion in makeindex
hofri at WPI.EDU
Wed May 31 15:06:27 CEST 2006
Thanks, Phil, for the pointer.
I looked there. It is very close to---somewhat older than---"Using
Makeindex" in the Latex2e manual. It made me realize my question did not
disclose the depth of ignorance it springs from:
The label "fragile command" is never explained in a way I understood:
there must be a need to have such a status of commands, but beyond some
examples of such commands that shed (for me) little light on the
underlying reasons... If one can get around it by inserting \protect ---
why not see all such commands as if they were \protect'ed? What would we
At 18:20 on 05/27/06 Philip G. Ratcliffe sent:
: > inserting \protect in front of the \mathbb in the index entry
: > solved a long-standing problem --- thanks. But why does it have this
: > effect?
: You might want to take a look at the short but informative "makeindex.dvi" -
: it'll tell you to \protect fragile commands.
: Cheers, Phil
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