# [texhax] A-HA! style file for spivey's book

Fri Oct 23 06:42:52 CEST 2009

Hi Paul,

On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 01:29:56AM +0100, P. R. Stanley wrote:
> The lblot macro is defined in the style file but the code seems
> indecipherable. Any pointers would be v v mucho appreciated-o

In case you haven't figured this out yet, \lblot is defined to be a
math symbol (\@mc is made equivalent to \mathchardef on the previous
line "\let\@mc=\mathchardef").  The family of that character (the
second hex digit) depends on the current value of \oxfam (see
definition of \@fz, which basically produces a hex digit corresponding
to the value of \oxfam).

See The TeXbook for explanation of \mathchardef and math symbol
definitions.

HTH,
Oleg