[tex-live] acronyms.sty spurious space from LaTeX base?

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Sat Sep 27 01:34:49 CEST 2014

Dear David,

On Fri, 26 Sep 2014, David Carlisle wrote:
> On 26 September 2014 22:58, Hartmut Henkel <hartmut_henkel at gmx.de> wrote:
> > please see the test file below, there is a spurious space at the end
> > of the first line of m's when an acronym wraps around to the next
> > line. It seems not to come directly from acronym.sty, but rather to
> > be a side-effect of the \protected at write macro from latex.ltx?
> texlive doesn't seem to be the right list really as any bug needs to
> be fixed upstream rather in the texlive distribution however it looks
> like a bug in acronym, introducing a breakpoint between its file
> writing operations:
> if I add the following to your testfile which removes \hskip\z@ then
> your example works as expected with the m flush to the right margin.

have many thanks for your solution, and sorry for bothering the list.
Admittedly i had already tried your fix and had talked with Tobias
Oetiker upstream who kindly offered to do that very change, so far so
good. However then i got curious since the effect pointed away from the
style file to something magic going on with this \write, which i didn't
understand, and i wasn't clear about any possibly obscure side effects
of removing these \hskip\z@ (maybe all of them) which must have been
there for something, and for quite some time i guessed. Sorry for the
extra loop and have many thanks again for your help!

Regards, Hartmut

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