# * in tabular environment

Fred Harthoorn f.harthoorn at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 13:52:33 CEST 2019

Over the last 30 years I have made many tutorials and instructions in
LaTeX

And now for the first time I experiencing that a '*' is not printed in
the tabular environment, if it is the first character on the line.
Is this a bug or has this character a special meaning at the start of
the line?

\begin{tabular{ll}
* & this star wil not be printed !?! \\
\end{tabular}