I'm trying to produce an inline code snippet that starts with a ~.

Using onehalfspacing per university requirement and lineskip=-1pt for subjectively better legibility, packing the \lstinline inside a command shortcut destroys the spacing in all future sections.

Why does this occur? How is the command version parsed differently than what the command is supposed to be a shortcut for? I suspect it has something to do with how ~ is parsed inside a command?

Removing the lineskip or placing any character in front of the ~ fixes this issue, but isn't desirable for me.



    literate={~} {$\sim$}{1}




\section{No tilde}
\code{FIX ~1}\\

\section{Tilde breaks everything}


Not completely sure why, but


with no change in the document code fixes the problem.

Well, there are some clues: with your definition, ~ is tokenized before being passed to \lstinline and this is probably the issue.

  • Is there a way to de-tokenize it, so to speak? – Tobias Weiß Nov 28 '18 at 18:50
  • @TobiasWeiß Why should you define \code to take an argument? – egreg Nov 28 '18 at 18:56
  • Your approach works flawlessly in the MWE. New issue: When it's inside a tabular environment, using your approach throws a "Missing } inserted" error. Should I update the MWE or ask that as a new question? – Tobias Weiß Nov 28 '18 at 21:23
  • @TobiasWeiß Use \code|...| (where | stands for any character not in the code you want to typeset). That's a standard problem with \lstinline. – egreg Nov 28 '18 at 21:29
  • Thank you for replying so quickly, I had just found that in an ancient post here. $ seems to work as well. Still - using my first approach with the argument in place worked even in tabulars. Do you suppose there's a workaround to just get a working code snippet everywhere with the same command, or is that just one of LaTeX's "features"? – Tobias Weiß Nov 28 '18 at 21:31

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