Jonathan Fine <[log in to unmask]> writes:

> Hi
> Early on, LaTeX sets basic character codes. Perhaps if, at the same
> time, it also executed
>     \catcode`<13
>     \expandafter\let\expandafter<\string <
> then Benedikt 's problem would go way. Or could more easily be solved.
> I don't see any fundamental reason why this would not work.

I did not expect this suggestion from the author of ActiveTeX.

ERROR: Missing = inserted for \ifnum.

--- TeX said ---
<to be read again> 
l.3 \message{\ifnum2<
                     3 good\else bad\fi}
--- HELP ---
From the .log file...

I was expecting to see `<', `=', or `>'. Didn't.

Were you thinking of



David Kastrup