(This is not a duplicate of How can I use @author, @date, and @title after maketitle?)
I understand that
\maketitle resets a bunch of macros, including
\maketitle itself. I assume there's a good reason for this, and I'd like to know what it is.
For a bit of context, I'm writing my own class which redefines
\maketitle to print a title page in the format required by my university for theses and dissertations. This title page includes some information, like the expected degree, which one might handle similarly to the title and author (i.e. provide a
\degree macro which sets an internal
It seems that I have a few options for my redefinition of
- I could be lazy and not bother resetting anything.
- I could mimic the standard behaviour and reset
- I could go beyond that and reset my new (analogous) macros
Up to this point I've chosen the third option, but I haven't the faintest clue why. Is there a good reason why
\maketitle should reset document information macros like