# [texhax] large forward slash

Philip G. Ratcliffe philip.ratcliffe at fastwebnet.it
Mon Feb 9 20:18:18 CET 2009

>     > You'll get incorrect spacing.  Compare:
>
> Looks like the math class of / is 0 (ordinary).  Therefore, I
>   \left. ... \mathord{\right/} ...
>
> To get the automatic sizing from \right but the spacing of /.
>
> Haven't tried it

Obviously, you haven't; it was sort of destined to failure: \left looks for
\right and then tries to work with what's inbetween and that includes
\mathord{ with now a missing right brace.

One could, of course, do something using a macro with arguments to correct
the spacing, but ... \middle is so much easier.

Cheers,  Phil