[NTG-context] Deprecated $…$ for inline math?

Rogers, Michael K mroge02 at emory.edu
Wed Feb 17 21:45:51 CET 2016

I use $…$.  And for copying text from one TeX to another (e.g. ConTeXt <—> PlainTex/Latex/Markdown/Jax), it would be a pain if I couldn't.


> On Feb 17, 2016, at 1:24 PM, Aditya Mahajan <adityam at umich.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Feb 2016, Alan BRASLAU wrote:
>> However, I can see situations where one might want to tighten spacing
>> in order to fit a particular expression within a line or in a table,
>> for example. Here, \math[options]{expression} is a reasonable syntax,
>> yet I cannot foresee ever using the very cryptic \m{} for any reason:
>> it is just plain ugly! (No TeXie would ever find $<expression>$ as
>> ugly...)
> I am curious to know if there is ANYONE who types in a lot of math and regularly uses \m{...} or \math{...}. I still use $....$ and use \math{..} or \mathematics{...} only when generating output from lua code: context.math("....") etc. is cleaner than context("$%s$", ...)
> Aditya
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