I'd like to write a command that checks the given arguments and throws an error if they are not in a range.

I'm imagining this would look something like this:


\newcommand{\wb}[2][]{\ifthenelse{{#2} > 0 \AND {#2} < 7}
    {%throw error here}

How can I check parameters in newcommand?

\PackageError{mypackage}{dont do that}{extra help}

see section 4.9 of texdoc clsguide

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    Does this also work for a quick command which is not inside any package? – ipavlic Jun 9 '14 at 12:19
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    @ipavlic yes you can put anything you like in the mypackage argument it doesn't have to be really the name of a package. – David Carlisle Jun 9 '14 at 12:20
  • @ipavlic there is also the \GenericError macro, which is used by \PackageError internally. – Skillmon Jun 23 at 13:52

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