[latexrefman] (manure, etc.\@) for sale

Vincent Belaïche vincent.belaiche at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 21:46:28 CET 2021

Dear Jim,

Thank you for the feedback.

If it has the dual effect, then this means that the synopsis is
incomplete. In the same vein, the description « Treat a period as
sentence-ending, where @LaTeX{} would otherwise think it is part of an
abbreviation. » does not mention the dual effect, this can be derived
only from the example.

Then, I cannot understand your point about the slash-space not making
sense within a macro. Could you please elaborate about the example
that you have in mind.


Le dim. 14 févr. 2021 à 21:29, Hefferon, Jim S. <jhefferon at smcvt.edu> a écrit :
> My understanding is that it does have the dual effect.  The example seems fine to me; it is intended to illustrate the effect of \@, which it does.  It might be used in a macro, for instance, where the slash-space may not make sense.
> Jim
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> I am realigning the French on the English, at node \@@.
> My understanding of \@ was that it makes an inter-sentence space where
> LaTeX would otherwise use an interword space.
> So in the example in this email object, I would have rather used
> (manure, etc.)\ for sale
> which indeed works well.
> Now
> (manure, etc.\@) for sale
> also works well.
> This means that the \@ command does not really force an inter sentence
> space, but instead has the effect of forcing the other type of space
> than LaTeX would have used. That is, where LaTeX would have used an
> interword space, it forces an inter sentence space, and where LaTeX
> would have used an inter sentence space, it forces an interword one.
> Is that understanding correct ?
> Do we really want to encourage this «(manure, etc.\@) for sale» space
> fixing, while «(manure, etc.)\ for sale» also does the job.
> Feedback welcome.
>   V.

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