[OS X TeX] Why does this hang so?

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 17:58:43 CET 2009

On Oct 24, 2009, at 7:05 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 23.10.2009 um 02:53 schrieb Alain Schremmer:
>> \newcommand{\DoEnumerate}	%
>> 	{%begin definition
>> 		\begin{enumerate}[{\textbf{\textit{\QuestionHeading}}\hspace 
>> {-1mm}} \bfseries \jobname .1.]%
> You're obviously using here David Carlisle's enumerate package, not  
> that from the LaTeX kernel, which does not have optional arguments  
> in [].

Actually, *I* am using paralist---originally because, given that my  
sections were usually rather short, I preferred asparaenum to  
subsections, and, in general, because it is a lot more compact thus  
easier on these trees but also because I like it.

As to what probsoln is using, I have of course no idea as I sure  
didn't go into the probsoln code. But some sort of enumeration is of  
course central to what it does. Anyhow, by now, after over six months  
of intense trial and error external hacking, who knows what is using  
what. I sure don't and it does what I wanted even I have no idea why  
and/or how. I hate this way of doing things but cannot invest in  
"learn[ing] about tracing the macro expansions" (Moore)

> It uses the hanging indent you don't like.

Whatever "it" is, what this control freak doesn't like is that he  
cannot control "it".

> The indent is approximately \labelwidth+\labelsep. Could be  
> \leftmarginvii is the sum of both.

I am sure it "could be" but *I* wouldn't know, now would I be able to  
use it, not if my life depended on it.

In any case, in this particular case the trees are safe so "the  
students be damned" and if they don't like the short label, too bad.

Best regards

P.S. Of course, in the interest of the trees, I have often thought of  
diminishing all four margins. But that, as Kipling used to say, is  
another story.

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