typing a small memo on hboxes et vboxes,
I got surprising alignement (except if I put a empty box
on the first line of the enumerate/itemize)
and some overprinting too.

It was certainly a mistake to bracket some text in
the beginning of an item list, but I wanted brackets

therfore here is the following test for the MASTERS.
I do not put it on the BUG list, because it may be
a feature

Here is the text and admire both overprinting
and misplaced item bullets

VERSION: Latex@e: Document class: article 1996/10/31 v1.3U
standard LaTeX document class:

SOURCE:
\documentclass{article}
\title{bug or feature}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
\begin{description}
\item[How and when to use vboxes]
\begin{itemize}
\item[What to put in a vbox:}
\item Use a box without emptying...
\end{itemize]
\item[How and when to use hboxes]
\begin{itemize}
\item Usually you  put in a hbox some
text you want...
\item enough...
\end{itemize}
\end{description}
\end{document}