# [texhax] Passing curly brace as a part of arguments to a macro

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Sun Jul 29 23:01:14 CEST 2012

```On 29/07/2012 15:11, Mayuresh wrote:
> I have a macro that accepts a certain text argument. This text may
> sometimes contain curly braces.
>
> I find that such curly braces are being interpreted by latex instead of
> treated literally and as long as there is a matching brace, they just get
> silently ignored.
>
> Escaping the braces with back slash is leading to error like:
>
> ! Undefined control sequence.
> \\  ->\let \reserved at e
>                        \relax \let \reserved at f \relax \@ifstar {\let
> \reserv...
>
>
> Is it not possible to send text with curly braces as macro argument?
>
> Mayuresh

Please post a 'minimal working example' so we can see what you are up to.
--
Joseph Wright
```

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