[pdftex] bug with closing square brackets in description environment

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Thu Mar 23 18:01:18 CET 2006

On 2006-03-23 12:16:00 +0000, Hauke Tschach wrote:
> if in the following code the "\rbkt" is replaced by just "]",
> latex fails to produce a dvi file.

What makes you think this is specific to pdfTeX (pdfTeX-list) or
web2c (tex-k list)?

You don't tell us what LaTeX tells you.

>   \item[$a[a\rbkt$] here the problem arrises:  just $]$ does not work.
   \item[{$a[a\rbkt$}] here the problem arrises:  just $]$ works.


PS: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html
PPS: Lamport, C.1.1

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