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Re: large bigops
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- Subject: Re: large bigops
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Alan Jeffrey)
- Date: Tue, 17 Aug 93 14:06 BST
>I would guess that the height values used were
>an expedient forced by the Metafont limit of 15 heights and depths per
Hmm... I don't think so. There's only 13 distinct depths in cmex10,
so DEK could have used another one for the big operators such as
>This hypothesis seems to be supported by the use of the
>padded operator in bigop.mf for the displaystyle versions.
I think the padding must be in there for some other reason. Perhaps
DEK wanted scripts to be placed slightly further away on the bigops...
It does look pretty deliberate though...