[NTG-pdftex] \expanded

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Mon Dec 10 13:26:14 CET 2007


2007/12/10, Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com>:
> > Biggest problem is probably a good name:
> > a) \expanded would be a nice name, but it clashes with ConTeXt.
> >    I remember trouble with \unexpanded :-(
> > b) It would belong to e-TeX, but there isn't a e-TeX prefix:
> >    \etexexpanded or \etexexpand
> > c) pdfTeX's convention with prefix "\pdf" (see \pdfstrcmp, \pdfescape*):
> >    \pdfexpanded or \pdfexpand
> > d) longer names
> >
> > My preference is c) to avoid trouble with macro name clashes.
> > I can live with a), then my package etexcmds would get a
> > new macro \etex at expanded.
>
> Hans and I think a) would be fine. c) is somewhat silly as it is
> not related to pdftex, and also a) combines nicely with the already
> present \unexpanded.

I agree. A patch is welcome. :-)

Best
   Martin


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