I'm using clrscode to typeset my algorithms. This package provides the \proc command in order to typeset the name of a procedure with some nice small-caps.

In a text paragraph I refer to some procedure name and unfortunately it is very long and the \proc command prevents it from breaking.

How can I force it to break the line or emulate the look&feel of \proc?

EDIT: This is an example piece of LaTeX code, where the procedure name does not break for me:



Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.
Duis nec nisi mollis augue pulvinar condimentum sed quis dolor.
$\proc{Some-Very-Long-Proc-Name-That-Does-Not-Break}(E, P, Q)$.
Nam libero metus, vehicula vitae euismod a, scelerisque eget neque.
Morbi tristique tincidunt urna ut tempor.
Vestibulum sapien justo, pulvinar a porttitor eget, vestibulum a quam.
  • As far as I can see, \proc doesn't prevent line breaks. Can you give a minimal working example (MWE)? – egreg Sep 12 '11 at 21:57
  • @egreg: I've added an example that doesn't work for me. – Jasiu Sep 12 '11 at 22:50

TeX breaks inline math only after relation or operation symbols. In that case the argument of \proc is treated as a function name and should not be split across lines, from a mathematician's point of view.

However, in tough cases where no alternative is feasible, you can say


specifying with \- the preferred points where the name can be split. I'd prefer this "manual" way than relying on the automatic hyphenation.

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