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Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 04:50:35 -0700
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From: Donald Arseneau <[log in to unmask]>
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In-Reply-To: Frank Mittelbach's message of "Fri, 18 Jul 2003 12:48:34 +0200"
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Frank Mittelbach <[log in to unmask]> writes:

> Torsten Bronger writes:
> no that would be wrong, \relax generates a mathord and this is precisely
> why you can't define commands in TeX to go
>  \relax\iffmode...

Huh?  \relax doesn't generate a mathord (you are jumping to {} I think)

> as this messes up spacing.

It does mess up spacing in TEXT mode, by interfering with ligatures
and kerning.

(as you well know.)

Donald Arseneau                          [log in to unmask]