[texhax] macro help

tom sgouros tomfool at as220.org
Thu Aug 10 04:17:31 CEST 2006

Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk> wrote:

> But this one is more interesting, in that I can't see wherein
> the problem lies !   \csname STREET1\endcsname is perfectly
> valid TeX, and will yield either \relax (if \csname STREET1\endcsname
> was undefined) or the pre-defined expansion of \csname STREET1\endcsname
> (assuming that you use it in a context in which expansion is not inhibited).
> If your only problem is that you don't know to define
> \csname STREET1\endcsname, then the following should
> suffice :
> 	\expandafter \def \csname STREET1\endcsname {<whatever>}

Yes, that was apparently my only problem.  I assumed that not being able
to define the macro in the usual way meant that the digit in the name
was an issue.  But I see that it's an issue for the parser, after a
manner of speaking, but not for the engine.

Many thanks.


 tomfool at as220 dot org

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