[texhax] The Em Rule, a Question of Style

Uwe Lueck uwe.lueck at web.de
Wed May 19 14:15:14 CEST 2010

Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote at 19.05.2010 12:43:43:
>P. R. Stanley wrote:
>> Thanks for your response. So, would you say that mbox and the ~ are
>> interchangeable in this instance?
>Without looking at the definition of \mbox one cannot be
>certain, but I would hypothesise that \mbox creates a
>single indivisible unit that cannot possibly be split
>unless it is \un[*]box'd, whilst the tie ("~") simply
>inhibits splitting at one particular place, allowing
>other potential breakpoints to still have their
>intended effect.




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