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Benjamin Berg <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 31 Mar 2019 11:22:56 +0200
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I created an environment where I override the & character to be active
and use it as a macro (rather than an alignment character). I am now
running into the issue, that theoretically the user might not pass an
optional argument and also use the & token as the first character
inside the environment. In that case the token is interpreted as an
alignment character.

The environment in question is currently defined with:
   \NewDocumentEnvironment { sdapsarray } { o }

Now, this is a very rare corner case for me, and I am happy to simply
document the limitation. But, I do wonder whether this may be
considered a bug in the optional argument parser.


This is in my custom SDAPS array environment (which is weird in a
number of regards)\sdaps_array_newline%3a 
shows the example with a workaround (last one on the page)

Failing code is:
    & col 1 & col 2 \\
   row header 1 & cell1 & cell 2

while either:
    & col 1 & col 2 \\
   row header 1 & cell1 & cell 2

   {} & col 1 & col 2 \\
   row header 1 & cell1 & cell 2

works fine.