[texhax] Problem with \LaTeX macro

Chris Rowley C.A.Rowley at open.ac.uk
Sun Apr 24 22:50:53 CEST 2005


Nothing wrong with \LaTeX, or the macro:-) (except that it probably ends,
quite reasonably, with the LaTeX command \@ (q.v.)).

Try \newcommand\at{\char'100 } and think about things like \char'1002 etc.

And, as you know, don't use \def in LaTeX or They will get you ... somehow!!


> 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 
> "Bad character code"
> 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
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