# [texhax] \newcommand*

Fri Mar 18 17:10:09 CET 2005

Michael Barr :

> While trying to figure out how the toc works, I came on some macros
> defined with \newcommand*.  I find nothing about it in the Latex Companion
> (1994 version at least).  How does it differ from \newcommand?
>

\newcommand \sim \long\def

whereas

\newcommand* \sim \def

the *-ed version saves memory

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/daleif

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