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comment Defining commands/abbreviations that contain numbers
@Hendrik: how about H2O? :) (I am not a chemist, so I actually don't care much about that one.) In truth, almost all my use cases involve subscripts and superscripts -- perhaps used as powers or to indicate matrix elements. So \newcommand parameters will work well.
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comment Defining commands/abbreviations that contain numbers
Jan's answer works well for many of my use cases; it looks to me like other solutions are cumbersome or have side effects. I often use variables/identifiers with numbers when I compute things, and it is annoying that I cannot reuse these names in LaTeX -- that was my main motivation for asking the question. For the time being I think I'll stick with either not using numbers, or using command parameters as per Jan's suggestion.
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