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By reading \topsep, \itemsep, \partopsep and \parsep - what does each of them mean (and what about the bottom)?, I learned how spacing works, therefore I am trying to do some spacing settings/adjusting.

Initially I tried this:

\documentclass[12pt]{article}

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[brazil]{babel}
\usepackage[a4paper, margin=2cm]{geometry}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[shortlabels]{enumitem}

\begin{document}

    \begin{enumerate}[itemsep=\parsep+\itemsep,parsep=0pt] % <--- Here

        \item https://github.com/jbeder/yaml-cpp

            Some text.

        \item https://github.com/trishume/syntect

    \end{enumerate}

\end{document}

But the the compiler seems not liked:

test.tex:12: Missing number, treated as zero. [...rate}[itemsep=\parsep+\itemsep,parsep=0pt]]
test.tex:12: Illegal unit of measure (pt inserted). [...rate}[itemsep=\parsep+\itemsep,parsep=0pt]]

Update

I would like to:

  1. Sum the parsep and itemsep values
  2. Attribute them to my list option itemsep
  3. And set parsep to zero.

This is a picture about it from [1]:

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  • \dimexpr\parsep+\itemsep\relax Apr 26, 2017 at 23:16
  • It's not clear what you want to achieve here. If you want to add lengths you need to add \usepackage{calc} but what do you think itemsep=\itemsep+\parsep should give you?
    – Alan Munn
    Apr 26, 2017 at 23:16
  • I want to sum the parsep and itemsep values, attribute them to my list itemsepand set parsep to zero. I Updated the question within a picture. Thanks @DavidCarlisle, I tried your expression and it worked!
    – user
    Apr 26, 2017 at 23:27
  • Ok. If you don't feel like dealing with the raw TeX that @DavidCarlisle suggested you can simply load the calc package instead (a bit more LaTeXy).
    – Alan Munn
    Apr 26, 2017 at 23:37

2 Answers 2

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It seems a slightly strange setting for the list but the arithmetic can be performed using an e-tex dimension expression.

\dimexpr\parsep+\itemsep\relax
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A more LaTeXy way to do this is to load the calc package, and then you don't need the \dimexpr and \relax in David's answer.

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[brazil]{babel}
\usepackage[a4paper, margin=2cm]{geometry}

\usepackage[shortlabels]{enumitem}
\usepackage{calc}

\begin{document}

\begin{enumerate}[itemsep=\parsep+\itemsep,parsep=0pt] 

    \item https://github.com/jbeder/yaml-cpp

        Some text.

    \item https://github.com/trishume/syntect

\end{document}

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