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From: Chris Rowley <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 1997 18:26:19 +0200
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Frank Mittelbach wrote --

>  > BTW, why not to write \DeclareTextSymbol\CYRV{LCY}{198}, i.e. without
>  > unnecessary braces?
>  > I do not like to type unnecessary characters in my texts. :-)
> it is good style ;-)
> yes it has its uses as it allows to parse stuff in an
> easier way.  for example if you do
> \newcommand\foo{}
> then latex2html will not parse it correctly.

There are an increasing number of programs around nowadays that parse
LaTeX code directly and they are often much less forgiving than doood
old TeX itself since there originators probably RTFMed.

So it is now becoming more important for even Frank (and me) to use
precisely correct LaTeX commands and LaTeX syntax in documents.