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Nov
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comment {(x+y)}^2 or (x+y)^2?
@einpoklum: Well, I'm a mathematician, so I don't see inappropriate semantics here - why should I surround parentheses with braces? I agree that this feature of the typesetting engine is cumbersome, but it's less a design choice than a limitation of computers from the late seventies, when the choice was made. It would of course be great if LuaTeX or some other engine would offer better typesetting in such a case.
Nov
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comment Typesetting of negative versus minus?
@Niel: Wow, how did they manage to clearly distinguish between the two?
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Jun
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comment Can I get a \widebar without using the mathabx package?
@Darling: You could ask a new question, referring to this answer.
Jun
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comment Negative phantom
@Fictional: Yes, that's correct. And I wrapped the whole thing into a \mathop so that before and after it you also get the same spacing as for \cos.
Jun
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comment Negative phantom
I probably wouldn't do it, but in this situation you could use \mathop{\rlap{$\sin$}\hphantom{\cos}} instead of a negative phantom.
Jun
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comment Why \allowbreak is not working?
Note that, by default, there's no stretching or shrinking of the spaces after commas (\thinmuskip) in math.
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answered Update matrix entries in beamer
Jun
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comment Drawbacks of redefining math accents with extra leading {}?
@Bruno: The \tilde{b}'_i^2 is the only example so far that I might find convincing; I didn't have time to think about it yet. By the way, I agree with egreg about the "prime squared": in the sixth line of your example, it clearly looks as if the prime is squared (even if the TeX markup speaks diffenrently). A simple \tilde{b}'^2 is much better.
Jun
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comment Drawbacks of redefining math accents with extra leading {}?
@Bruno: It would be great if you could think up such a case and add it to the question! (I've deleted my previous comment as it was obsolete.)