# [NTG-context] What's the difference between \dontleavehmode and \leavevmode?

Henri Menke henrimenke at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 20:14:49 CEST 2016

Hans, Wolfgang,

thank you for your speedy reply.  However, I still do not know the difference between \leavevmode and \quitvmode.  Could you please elaborate?

Cheers, Henri

On 08/18/2016 06:39 PM, Hans Hagen wrote:
> On 8/18/2016 5:23 PM, Henri Menke wrote:
>> Dear list,
>>
>> could someone please explain what is the difference between \dontleavehmode and \leavevmode?
>>
>> Internally, I also stumbled upon \quitvmode.  Is this a synonym for \leavevmode?  It seems to be primitive.
>
> \leavevmode is kind of useless as it can interfere in spacing so we always used \dontleavehmode in context (a macro) that later was added as primitive \quitvmode to luatex
>
> You sometimes need \dontleavehmode to make sure you enter hmode (esp when you start a paragraph with a group or boxed stuff)
>
> (the only two places in context where \leavevmode is used is in rather plain macros that get overloaded later)
>
> Hans
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