# [texhax] strange problem with a sty file and \catcode

Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Fri Nov 19 12:29:24 CET 2010

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Uwe Lueck wrote:

> What Phil Taylor may like (or he certainly would have suggested it if he had already looked at this): You can place a \relax right after the mandatory argument of \usepackage to get around this funny problem. The documentation of the new package should tell something like this.

To be honest, I decided (a) I didn't understand enough of the
LaTeX-specific stuff to really know what was going on, and (b)
I couldn't see Vafa's rational for needing such an apparently
complex solution (OK, \new\$command has a nice VMS-ish ring
to it, and \new\$command_whatever even more so, but even as
a VMS freak I baulk at trying to making TeX look like DCL !).