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alltt causes a line break (newline). How do i suppress this? I want something to the effect of \verb+HELLO+ in that it does what \begin{verbatim} \end{verbatim} does except doesn't cause the line to break.

 \documentclass{article}
 \usepackage{alltt}

 \begin{document}

 The line will break HERE: \alltt{a}

 \end{document}
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    alltt should be used as an environment. You probably want \texttt{a}.
    – egreg
    Sep 8 '12 at 7:53
  • Can you make a real example of usage?
    – egreg
    Sep 8 '12 at 8:03
  • \texttt makes odd things to hyphens: tex.stackexchange.com/q/9813/81156
    – scrutari
    Jan 22 '20 at 14:28
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Package alltt defines an environemnt alltt that uses a list environment internally. Therefore it cannot be used the same way as \verb or \texttt.

The main point of package alltt is the unchanged use of \, { and }. The following macro \textalltt sets verbatim catcodes for its argument except for the three characters.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{lmodern}

\makeatletter
\newcommand*{\textalltt}{}
\DeclareRobustCommand*{\textalltt}{%
  \begingroup
    \let\do\@makeother
    \dospecials
    \catcode`\\=\z@
    \catcode`\{=\@ne
    \catcode`\}=\tw@
    \verbatim@font\@noligs
    \@vobeyspaces
    \frenchspacing
    \@textalltt
}
\newcommand*{\@textalltt}[1]{%
    #1%
  \endgroup
}
\makeatother

\begin{document}
Verbatim text: \textalltt{Hello \textbf{\textsl{world}}}.
\end{document}

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