# [texhax] Problem with \LaTeX macro

Michael Barr mbarr at math.mcgill.ca
Sun Apr 24 22:13:51 CEST 2005

The following minimal file

\documentclass{article}
\def\@{\char'100}
\begin{document}
\LaTeX 2e
\end{document}

leads to an error message.  If you remove the 2 it doesn't.  Any number
from 1 to 7 will casue the error message, but 8 and 9 (nor any other
character I tested) does.  The message is

and then "e".  This occurs in a paper submitted by an online journal and I
can obviously do whatever he wants in a different, but I am curious what
is going on.

Michael Barr