[texhax] The visual effect of optional settings in inline lists

Susan Dittmar Susan.Dittmar at gmx.de
Wed May 19 16:52:52 CEST 2010

Quoting P. R. Stanley (paulrichardstanley at gmail.com):
> Thanks, Barbara and Susan. I found out about the problem of the 
> counter value inside braces last night, when I was experimenting with 
> the inparaenum syntax.
> Does anyone know why this is the case?

I cannot give a technical answer. From the human point of view: The
asparaenum environment does not automatically know when to use a literal
``a'' within the label and when to read the ``a'' within the label as
placeholder for the counter. (Same holds for ``A'', ``I'', ``i'', ``1''.)
So it has been coded to replace the ``a'' if it is encountered
'unprotected', but to allow protecting it by enclosing it in braces.

Hope that helps,


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