[Tugindia] Re: latex error with old file
Tue, 12 Nov 2002 18:16:30 +0100
Sivaram Neelakantan <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > .... is not a valid hyperref option.
> > \headheight and \textheight are not macros, but lengths. You
> > set them with \setlength, not \renewcommand.
> right, that fixed it! thanks
> > This would not have worked with any version of LaTeX, ever.
> Actually, it did!
If it did, certainly by luck instead of design. And I would not be
surprised if some more obscure effects occured that you never traced
back to that. To some degree, a macro can serve as a substitute for a
length register when just read out, but lots of things can go wrong.
That you noticed no problem might not mean that there hasn't been one.
> I have a whole bunch of latex files(the corresponding pdf files
> without the error) having \renewcommand instead of \setlength.
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum