dak at gnu.org
Tue Apr 17 11:30:30 CEST 2007
Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> writes:
> Javier Múgica de Rivera wrote:
>> I recently needed to typeset a narrow column with some math, so very
>> dificult to find break points resulting in acceptable looking lines. I
>> found that the best solution would be achieved if I had, say,
>> \mathsurround=0pt plus2pt, but \muthsurround is a dimen, not a skip.
>> Is there any particular reason why it is not a glue?
> I've been thinking about that. I can't come up with a valid reason
> other than that dimens are easier to handle internally than skips,
> but I may have overlooked something.
>> If there is not, it would be easy to implement, wouldn't it?
> Implementation would not be hard, afaict.
Skips require reference counting. That's quite a bookkeeping
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