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Re: LaTeX journal and publisher macros

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Tue, 7 Oct 1997 09:01:57 +0200

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 On Mon, 6 October 1997 18:41:17 +0100, Philip Taylor (RHBNC) <[log in to unmask]> writes: [...]  > % \mathcode\"=8000  > % \begingroup  > % \catcode\"=\active  > % \gdef"{^{\prime\prime}}  > % \endgroup  >  > >> will make trouble even if each article is enclosed in its own group and  > >> there are many ways for this kind of trouble to come up.  >  > Isn't this the sort of construct that LaTeX implicitly proscribes?  > If there were a clean LaTeX method (there probably is!) for achieving  > the effect without the need for \global hacks, then all would be well. In a lot of these cases \global hacks aren't necessary! If you are using some group matching hacks using explicit braces and implicit braces/begingroup/endgroup tokens which are nested as in the following code \mathcode\"=8000 \begingroup   \catcode\"=\active   \toks0={\endgroup     \def "{^\prime\prime}% } \the\toks0\relax you are able to control which assignments/definitions will be active at the end of the code without using global assignments. I have used this technique for german.sty' since years, thus you can load this macro file inside a group and if this group is closed _all_ changes are gone (except of all register allocations which are always done globally). Additionally I have tried to spread this technique, but have missed the best way: to publish it in TUGboat :-( -bernd ____________________________________________________________________ Bernd Raichle "Le langage est source DANTE e.V., Koordinator german.sty' de malentendus" email: [log in to unmask] (A. de Saint-Exupery)