# [texhax] localising environments

Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Wed Nov 17 10:05:24 CET 2010


Vafa Khalighi wrote:

> I do not know why this does not work for verbatim:
>
> \eqenvironment{ورباتیم}{verbatim}

The Verbatim environment is very very special, Vafa, as
I'm sure you realise (it had to be, to accomplish what
it does).  It is almost certainly looking for a very
specific final delimiter, and will fail if that final
delimiter cannot be found.

Cf :

\documentclass {article}
\begin {document}
\begin {abstract}
\end {abstract}
\begin {verbatim}
\end {verbatim}
\end {document}

Notice how the simple addition of one blank
space between \end and {verbatim} is sufficient
to cause it to throw exactly the same wobbly as
in your case, whereas for the Abstract environment
it causes no problems at all.

** Phil.