[texhax] differences between \frac and \over

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Wed Jan 26 21:30:28 CET 2005

Chris Bourke :

> I was wondering if anyone knew the internal differences between
> \frac{1}{2}
> and
> {1 \over 2}
> because they appear to be visually identical.

frac is  (in amsmath) internally defined using \over, the \frac is 
prefered since it has a more strait (right word?) forward syntax, 
especially when nesting fractions.



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