I'm trying to use \DeclarePairedDelimiter instead of my old roll-your-own commands to the same effect. Well, this:

Hello, world.

doesn't compile:

! Extra }, or forgotten \right.
\MT_delim_sparen_nostar_wrapper:nnn ...thopen {#1}
                                                  #2\mathclose {#3}
l.6 $\sparen{123}
? X


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    Remove the \left and \right. \sparen* will do the resizing. Jul 25, 2017 at 15:06
  • @PeterGrill: Make that an answer please.
    – einpoklum
    Jul 25, 2017 at 15:11
  • @einpoklum: I have a solution for your previous deleted post (variable sized norm with subscript. Are you interested?
    – Bernard
    Jul 25, 2017 at 17:18
  • @Bernard: Yes, I deleted it because I wanted time to edit that question so I would have some \if condition on the first argument being empty, and then recreate it. But since my \ifs are rusty that'll take me a bit. Anyway, I'll un-delete it.
    – einpoklum
    Jul 25, 2017 at 18:41
  • @einpoklum: I have such a solution, based on xparse
    – Bernard
    Jul 25, 2017 at 18:42

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Remove the \left and \right. \sparen* will do the resizing.

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