[texhax] problem with a defined command

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Fri Jan 17 13:18:59 CET 2014

Lars Madsen wrote:

> I do not see it as santioning its use, but rather means of getting 
> aolder docs to run withpout replacing in the body

Well, each can interpret it as he/she chooses, but MJD wrote :

> Work is under way on an auxiliary package called breqn that addresses
> not only this problem but a number of others; at the time of this
> writing, however [September 1999] it has only progressed as far as a
> beta release. Some workarounds:
> \def\bal#1\eal{\begin{align}#1\end{align}}

He does not add (e.g.,) "but I do not recommend this for use
in new documents".

Philip Taylor

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