[texhax] On the \\ problem

Michael Barr barr at math.mcgill.ca
Sat Mar 23 02:10:33 CET 2013

To all those who suggested changing \\<NL><NL> to \\<NL> it doesn't and
really cannot work.  I got some mysterious error messages (mostly owing to
\\ followed by a blank line inside xy-pic constructions, although one I
couldn't track down).  But I fixed that and compiled the document.  The
trouble is that now the entire article (or, to be precise, each chapter)
is now a single paragraph and set that way.  Thus there are no \parskip
and no \parindent and, while you could omit either one, you cannot omit
both and have a readable document.

Thanks for trying.

Michael

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