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Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 22:43:23 +1030
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On 29/01/2011, at 8:54 PM, Arno Trautmann wrote:

>> so you can then write
>> 
>>    \NewShorthand \ie {i.e.}
> 
> That is not much shorter, but it is a start 

I can't see how you could get much shorter.
The important thing is that using this command gives additional context to the commands it defines.

> What about adding something like \xspace automatically? Maybe with a
> *-version that does not?

I dislike \xspace because its abstraction is leaky. It works well almost always, but when it fails...
Ensuring you can avoid it by improving the syntax is a much better idea to me.

-- Will

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