[texhax] use of \rightskip

Paul Isambert zappathustra at free.fr
Thu Jul 29 10:08:59 CEST 2010

Selon "D. R. Evans" <doc.evans at gmail.com>:

> I think that maybe the penny just dropped, with what you said: as a
> practical matter, values aren't set at the point where the command occurs,
> so that they apply to what follows; rather, what matters is their value at
> the time when the paragraph is typeset, which may be much later. Which
> makes perfect sense, but it somehow had never been clear to me before.

Yes. Except the "practical" way of saying it is slightly wrong and in some
(perhaps somewhat hairsplitting) cases might lead to trouble: values _are_ set
when the command occurs (and then indeed: the paragraph builder uses the most
recently assigned ones).


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