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I often use \slash to allow for linebreak after the slash. However I found that \slash doesn't allow for hyphenation of the word to its right, while it does for the word on its left. How do I use \slash in a way (this can be a different macro, if necessary) that hyphenation points on both sides are preserved?

\documentclass{memoir}

\begin{document}

\noindent qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq addition\slash{}subtraction

\noindent qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq addition\slash{}subtraction

\noindent qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq addition\slash{}subtraction

\noindent qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq addition\slash{}subtraction

\noindent qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq addition\slash{}subtraction

\noindent qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq addition\slash{}subtraction

\end{document}

In this example, the last line hyphenates after "ad-", the line before linebreaks after the slash, and none of the previous lines hyphenate "subtraction".

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\def\Slash{\slash\hspace{0pt}}
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Excellent, I've just checked, and this has the desired results. –  Lover of Structure Feb 8 '13 at 9:15

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