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Re: [O] how to insert fraction & integration

From: Nick Dokos
Subject: Re: [O] how to insert fraction & integration
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:36:26 -0400

Bastien <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi Nick,
> Nick Dokos <address@hidden> writes:
> > $$...$$ is plain TeX, not LaTeX, and according to Lamport (p. 233),
> > "... does not work properly." See also
> >
> >    http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=dolldoll
> $$...$$ worked for me for years in LaTeX (using tetex on GNU/Linux)
> so I'm curious: is this FAQ entry still accurate?  The web page says
> "2012-03-29" but maybe that's just an automated time-stamp, not telling 
> whether this entry in particular is still relevant.
> Anyway, thanks for the pointer, learning every day!

I don't know for sure, but I presume it's still valid: I abandoned
$$...$$ many years ago after reading Lamport and have used \[...\]
ever since. The breakage seems subtle, so why chance it?


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