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comment Parsing question: Do curly braces affect LaTeX compilation time?
I would guess the answer is "yes they do, but not by any appreciable amount". One way to test would be using the PGF benchmarking library.
Jan
20
comment I need some help debugging this LaTeX macro - TeX “skips past” a bunch of code?
I'm not sure whether to delete this now, or post an answer, or what. I guess it might help someone else who stumbles on it while stuck on a similar problem.
Jan
20
comment I need some help debugging this LaTeX macro - TeX “skips past” a bunch of code?
Indeed @UlrikeFischer, I had just found the root cause and had come here to add it. There is an \else on line 980 which should have been a \fi. I am not sure why the \message on line 969 doesn't work, though, as far as I can see it ought to.
Jan
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asked I need some help debugging this LaTeX macro - TeX “skips past” a bunch of code?
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awarded  Nice Question
Jan
18
accepted What could go wrong if I don't use \detokenize when creating macro names using macro arguments?
Jan
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revised What could go wrong if I don't use \detokenize when creating macro names using macro arguments?
"stored" should have been "saved" in 2 places
Jan
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asked What could go wrong if I don't use \detokenize when creating macro names using macro arguments?
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accepted Is there a better way to “absorb” the subscript than this \@ifnextchar-hackery?
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revised Is there a better way to “absorb” the subscript than this \@ifnextchar-hackery?
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Jan
17
comment Is there a better way to “absorb” the subscript than this \@ifnextchar-hackery?
Oh, good idea. I will leave this open a while in case anyone suggests an alternative method that is different entirely (e.g. doesn't use \@ifnextchar), but I expect I will end up accepting this answer.
Jan
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asked Is there a better way to “absorb” the subscript than this \@ifnextchar-hackery?
Jan
10
comment What is the simplest way to align a line with a circle?
So... given a circle C (specified by its centre and radius) and a point P outside the circle, draw a curve that has three parts; the first part is the line segment from P to the perimeter of C (at Q, say) that is tangent to C at Q (either choice will do, or provide a way to select one of the two choices); the second part is a quarter-circle arc as shown in the example; the third part is a line segment as shown in the example, of the same length as the first part?
Jan
10
comment What is the simplest way to align a line with a circle?
I'm sure it's very possible, but the constraints you're working with aren't really clear from the question. What do you have to start with? A circular node? A circle specified by its centre and radius? A solution would probably boil down to defining a macro to draw the arc in an automated way.
Jan
8
comment Why can't I give a coordinate an alias using “late options”?
Still another way is to use \pgfnodealias.
Jan
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asked Why are the numbers I get from the PGF profiler library all so close to an integer number of seconds?
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comment PGF's `foreach` recognises when there are no list items and doesn't run the code. Is this guaranteed?
@egreg, I was thinking of putting the code I am working on up on the Code Review Stack Exchange, maybe that is what I should do when it is more complete.