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Re: [O] Limit on macro snippet size?

From: Thomas S . Dye
Subject: Re: [O] Limit on macro snippet size?
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2015 07:34:39 -1000

Hi Suvayu,

Suvayu Ali <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Tom,
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 06:40:48AM -1000, Thomas S. Dye wrote:
>> I couldn't find any information on this in the manual or the mailing
>> list, though I vaguely recall some discussion on the list a while back.
>> Is there a limit on the length of text that a macro like this will
>> process?
>> #+MACRO: green \textcolor{PaleGreen4}{$1}
>> I have 2 and 3 line sections of text passed to $1 that worked last
>> spring, but fail now.
> Are you sure?  Here is a 3 line macro that seems to work fine for me:
>   non-uniform acceptance ratio.  {{{note(Add note on RICH detectors
>   relying on exactly this feature to discriminate between particle
>   species.,inline)}}}
> I have attached a screenshot of the relevant part of the output pdf to
> show it actually works.  How does the failure happen, what do you see in
> the exported file?

\textcolor{PaleGreen4}\{the only weapons they had were a
few stones in some of the Canoes and these they threw overboard
when they found they were not wanted\}.

Note the curly brackets are escaped.  Not sure why ...


Thomas S. Dye

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