[texhax] Defining a command which runs differently based ion input argument

Uwe Lueck uwe.lueck at web.de
Thu Dec 30 13:33:00 CET 2010

"Reinhard Kotucha" <reinhard.kotucha at web.de>, 30.12.2010 02:39:15:
> Please note that I regard LaTeX more as a markup language rather than
> a programming language.  LaTeX has a clear syntax, optional arguments
> are in box brackets, not in curly braces.  I don't see any good reason
> to break LaTeX's syntax rules deliberately.

We have presented examples before where present LaTeX syntax 
is not nice, and this still is my opinion.

A better proposal than using different category codes is 
programming macros with optional arguments obeying 
a convention that makes a choice of delimiters available to users.  
Any macro package replacing \@ifnextchar[ by some 
\ifx\let at token\opt at arg@delim could be run this way. 

If no LaTeXY will adopt this, I will call it LüTeX :-)



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