Session:Xspace – Solution to an annoying TeX quirk

Description Let's have a look how xspace.sty makes TeX's treatment of whitespace more predictable!
Type Talk
Kids session No
Keyword(s) software
Tags Village:LaTeX
Processing village Village:LaTeX
Person organizing User:Fröbelsuppe
Language de - German, en - English
de - German, en - English
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Starts at 2019/08/22 13:00
Ends at 2019/08/22 13:15
Duration 15 minutes
Location Village:LaTeX

Starts at 2019/08/23 17:00
Ends at 2019/08/23 17:15
Duration 15 minutes
Location Village:LaTeX

Why does TeX and LaTeX behave seemingly unexpected with spaces after commands? We will have a look how the TeX engine treats whitespace. The package xspace.sty offers a convenient way to regulate this for own macro definitions.

Learn about the way TeX is working inside, and about algorithmic solutions for typographical problems.

Language: English or German, to the audience's taste.