[texhax] A weird error.....of the sort that happens to me a lot

Peter Flom flom at ndri.org
Thu May 5 19:15:27 CEST 2005

I asked a question on the TeXHax list, and got the following suggested

<<<<<<BEGIN CODE   >>>>>



We use the symbol |rnode[i1][$\sqrt]{x}$ to denote the
|rnode[i2][\emph]{positive} square root
  We use the symbol \rnode{o1}{$\sqrt{x}$}
  to denote the  \rnode{o2}{\emph{positive}} square root


<<<<<<                 END CODE   >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

this yielded the following error

<<<<             SNIPPET  FROM LOG FILE  >>>>>>

! Undefined control sequence.
<recently read> \c at lor@to at ps

l.18 ...tsep=1pt,nodesep=3pt,angle=90]{->}{i1}{o1}

<<<<       END SNIPPET>>>>

at this point, I say to myself "Huh?"    where is \c at lor@to at ps  ?

I looked for this error in the LaTeX companion, and it certainly has a
bit on undefined control sequence errors (on p. 912)  but I am mystified
how this paragraph helps me.....that command isn't in the .tex file!

While the above is on a .tex file that someone else sent me, this sort
of thing happens to me a lot, with undeifined control sequences for
things I never typed....

What am I missing?


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Peter L. Flom, PhD
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Center for Drug Use and HIV Research
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