[texhax] "@" : vowel or glottal stop ? (was : Some puzzling TeX)
heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com
Sat Feb 19 13:48:02 CET 2011
On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 12:12:03PM +0000, Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) wrote:
> Uwe Lueck wrote:
> > "Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd)"<P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote 19.02.2011 11:37:16:
> >> I have never understood (and continue to fail to understand)
> >> why, when Don made it quite clear in Plain.TeX that "@" is a
> >> vowel,
> > where? how? How are \thr@@, \count@, \prim at s, \pr at m@s, \pr@@@s pronounced?
> \thr@@ : three
* Why \thr@@ and \sixt@@n have *two* "@"?
* \@ne has the "@" at the beginning, not at the end as the others.
> \count@ : count zero
| \dimendef\dimen at i=1 % global only
| \dimendef\dimen at ii=2
Thus "@" could also be interpreted as separator for the
name and the roman numeral:
\csname dimen@\romannumeral#1\endcsname = #1 %
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