[texhax] the \let command

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Nov 27 21:48:22 CET 2006

>>>>> "Philip" == Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> writes:

  >> o Why is \t recursively defined?

  > Only the Great and the Good (a.k.a. the LaTeX-3 team) may know the
  > answer to that question; lesser mortals such as you and I may
  > never know ...

I must admit that I do not know the exact answer too, but as far as I
remember \protect behaves similar.  I suppose that the reason is that
in something like \noexpand\foo the \noexpand survives only one macro
expansion but you don't know in advance what people do with a macro
until it ends up in tex's stomach.


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