[texhax] Description: difference between \{\} and \lbrace \rbrace

prstanley at ntlworld.com prstanley at ntlworld.com
Sat Nov 14 13:55:48 CET 2009

Hi folks,
Is there a visual difference between \{\} and \lbrace \rbrace?
Personally I find the second of the two more descriptive and it helps to distinguish between braces for scoping and braces in the final output.

\documentclass [a4paper, 12pt] {article}

\usepackage {amssymb}

\begin {document}

$\lbrace 1, 2, 3 \rbrace$ \\
$\{ 1, 2, 3 \}$

\end {document}

Thanks, Paul

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