[texhax] weird LaTeX behavior

Fritz Scholz fscholz at u.washington.edu
Fri Jan 29 19:35:36 CET 2010

I did not know where to direct this, if there is a place,

The following code segment gives me problems in running it
(in Linux as well Windows XP)

\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}

\begin{eqnarray}
[a,c) &=& B\\
[g,f) &=& G
\end{eqnarray}

\end{document}

Comments: it appears the problem is the second [.
It works fine if I replace it by \;[ or (.
I suspect it has to do with \\ followed by [

Is this normal behavior?

Best regards

Fritz Scholz