[texhax] A line-breaking problem

Heiko Oberdiek heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 30 17:01:41 CEST 2010

On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 04:32:23PM +0200, Rodolfo Medina wrote:

> I'm attaching test.tex including two paragraphs, identical except that the
> second has an `\allowbreak' that the first doesn't have.  The first paragraph
> looks ugly, the second looks fine thanks to the presence of `\allowbreak'.
> I wish I could avoid that `\allowbreak': I don't understand why TeX prohibits
> itself breaking the line there and how to avoid that prohibition.

TeX only inserts break points after rel and bin atoms with penalties
\relpenalty and \binoppenalty. Other breakpoints you have to insert

Yours sincerely
  Heiko Oberdiek

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