Fwd: Re: [texhax] Problem with amsmath and wasysym

Uwe Lück uwe.lueck at web.de
Thu Mar 9 21:24:43 CET 2006

What I wrote on the `compat1' option was nonsense, sorry
(temporarily unaware of \iint etc. because they don't appear
in a table of symbols in my LaTeX Companion.) -- Uwe.

At 19:26 09.03.06, Uwe Lück wrote:
>I wrote:
>>At 15:19 09.03.06, Barbara Beeton wrote:
>>>hi, zac,
>>>     When I tried to run latex on a file with amsmath and wasysym, I got the
>>>     following error.  I'm not a LaTeX expert, but I did deduce that wasysym
>>>     defines \iint and so does amsmath and they conflict.  How should I 
>>> solve
>>>     this if I want to include both these files in my document?
>>>first, decide which form of \iint you want to use
>>>(if any).  load the other package first, and then
>>>add the line
>>>   \let\iint\relax
>>>that will make latex think that \iint hasn't been
>>>defined, and when the version you want comes along
>>>in the package you've chosen, the desired \iint
>>>will be defined with no problem.
>>>if you really want to use both, after loading the
>>>first package add the lines
>>>   \let\otheriint\iint
>>>   \let\iint\relax
>>>then you can use \otheriint (you can substitute a
>>>name you like better) and \iint both in suitable
>>So solving the problem seems to be possible with
>>"pure" LaTeX code (at least if one doesn't want to
>>use both styles of integral symbols in the same
>The latter seems to be possible with package option
>`compat1' -- it seems to _me_, however, the .pdf warns
>about use of amsmath with this, which I don't understand.
>According to the .dtx, Walter Schmidt holds the copyright
>for the recent version, together with Axel Kielhorn.
>-- Uwe.
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