[texhax] The difference between \to and \rightarrow

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Wed Nov 11 13:20:31 CET 2009

prstanley at ntlworld.com wrote:

> Is there a visual difference between \to and \rightarrow. I've appended an example code .

It was hard to tell in the example you attached,
so I re-formulated it as :

> \documentclass [a4paper, 12pt] {article}
> %\usepackage {amssymb}
> \begin {document}
> $$
> ( a_1 \rightarrow P_1 \mid \ldots \mid a_n \rightarrow P_n)
> $$
> $$
> ( a_1 \to P_1 \mid \ldots \mid a_n \to P_n)
> $$
> \end {document}

Using Acrobat Reader at maximum zoom, I could detect no visual difference.

> Would the maths/comp science members recomend a different type of arrow for CSP/finite state autamata?

Left for experts to answer :-)

Philip Taylor

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