[texhax] have a piece of thest ragged right à the end of a paragraph

Donald Arseneau asnd at triumf.ca
Mon Sep 19 21:28:41 CEST 2011

"Philip TAYLOR (Webmaster, Ret'd)" <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk> writes:

> Paul Isambert wrote:
> > \def\toRight#1{{\unskip\nobreak\hfil\penalty50
> >     \hskip2em\hbox{}\nobreak\hfil #1
> >     \parfillskip=0pt \finalhyphendemerits=0 \par}}
> > 
> > Explained in the _TeXbook_, page 106:
> I am unconvinced that the solution is optimal, although
> it is undoubtedly robust.  I tried it with a number of
> paragraphs of ever-increasing length to see how it
> coped with all possible situations, and found the
> following anomaly :

What a very long-winded way to say "I think 2em is too large
for the minimum separation".  Optimal is in the eye of the

Donald Arseneau                          asnd at triumf.ca

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