[latexrefman-discuss] nodes \raggedright & \raggedleft : \end

Vincent Belaïche vincent.belaiche at domain.hid
Sun Aug 23 11:03:30 CEST 2015

My answers below.

Le 23/08/2015 00:02, Karl Berry a écrit :
>        To affect a paragraph unit's format, the scope of the declaration
>        must contain the blank line or @code{\end} command that ends the
>        paragraph unit.
>     I cannot believe that \end was meant, but surely it was \par.
> It was written as intended, though it could surely be clearer.  The idea
> being the well-known gotcha that if the raggedright group ends before
> before the paragraph ends, it has no effect.

Please note that \centering, \raggedright and \raggedleft have the same
sort of text, might that some new node for commonlazing text would be

> An example would seem to be in order.

I believe so !

Ok I now understand better the wanted meaning, and to elaborate on what
confused me, please note :

- \end was for \end{ENV}, where ENV is a _paragraph making_
  environments. There are plenty of environments and not all make
  paragraphs, just mentioning '\end' was too generic.

- furthermore, in the original text \end was referred to as if it was
  some alternative to blank line, but the only full alternative to blank
  line is \par, so anyway, even if you will keep talking about
  \end{ENV}, there should also be "blank line or '\par'"

> k
> P.S. Where did the phrase "paragraph unit" come from?  Seems excessively
> technical and confusing, plus undefined.  I'd prefer to just use
> "paragraph"(s).

This paragraph unit" phrase was already there 7 years ago, see


line 1146 (node \centering)
line 1470 (node \raggedright)
line 1512 (node \raggedleft)


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