[texhax] chktex, are it's reports any good?

Rolf Turner r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Wed Apr 19 23:51:39 CEST 2017

On 19/04/17 22:13, Susan Dittmar wrote:
> Am 19.04.2017 um 02:22 schrieb David Niklas:
>> On Sun, 16 Apr 2017 13:31:55 +1200
>>> On 16/04/17 12:50, great123456 at mail.com wrote:
>>>> # Don't all commands end with a space?
>>> No.  None do, really.
>> Then how do they end?
>> Still kinda lost on this one.
> A command ends at the point where anything other than a command starts.
> A space is one such possibility and perfectly fine.
> The warning has more to do with a common mistake TeX-newbies make. Many
> users tend to forget that space after a command is very likely to be
> gobbled up. So this warning should perhaps read "in case you expect a
> space in output at this point, you forgot to explicitly tell TeX so".

Beautifully expressed.  Wish I'd said that! :-)


Rolf Turner

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