[texhax] inovoke command without backslash ?

Goebel, Juergen juergen.goebel at eads.com
Wed Mar 3 07:13:36 CET 2010

wawan  wrote: 
> is it possible in Tex/latex, call a command without "\" 
> for example, I have several symbols \stop ( stoping symbol) \goehead (
goe had sybol) etc. 
AFAICS no. How would TeX know whether you want to set the word 'stop'
or use the command 'stop'? You always need an escape character for that.
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