# [texhax] Confused on \let for space

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk
Wed Jul 18 11:22:31 CEST 2012


Jim Diamond wrote:

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> How about one of
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> \def\setupkludge#1{\futurelet\spacetoken\relax}  \setupkludge{a} \relax
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> \def\spacetoken#1{#1}%
> \spacetoken{\let\spacetoken= } % <- keep this comment-char!!!!!
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> \afterassignment\romannumeral\futurelet\spacetoken0
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> \afterassignment\let\futurelet\spacetoken\: \:
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> I'd like to say I was clever enough to think of all of those, but,
> alas, only one is mine.  Regrettably, I can't give credit where it is
> due for the others.  Apologies to those whose names I didn't copy down.

Crikey, they are more complex than I would have thought necessary.