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Bug 7753 - Math: \def as shortcut for \stackrel{def}{=}
 Summary: Math: \def as shortcut for \stackrel{def}{=}
 Status: Product: RESOLVED WONTFIX MediaWiki extensions Unclassified Component: Math (Other open bugs) unspecified All All Lowest enhancement (vote) --- Nobody - You can work on this! Show dependency tree / graph

 Reported: 2006-10-29 21:38 UTC by Carl Fürstenberg 2011-03-13 18:04 UTC (History) 0 users --- --- ---

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the patch (756 bytes, patch)
2006-10-29 21:38 UTC, Carl Fürstenberg
Details

 Carl Fürstenberg 2006-10-29 21:38:20 UTC The notation using \equiv is somewhat ambigious, and few have notice that they can use \stackrel to create a =^def style notation. to ease their brain, a shortcut notation (\def) shold be made (see patch for patch) Carl Fürstenberg 2006-10-29 21:38:36 UTC Created attachment 2596 [details] the patch Dan Li 2006-10-29 21:42:30 UTC Is this legitimate notation? Outside of Wikipedia, I've seen ":=" and "\equiv" but never "def" over "=". Jitse Niesen 2006-10-30 01:21:27 UTC It is used sometimes, though not very extensively. However, I don't think this is a good idea. Firstly, \def already has a meaning in TeX (it defines a macro), so it will be very confusing if it means something else on Wikipedia. Secondly, I generally dislike the addition of nonstandard commands. Many people who edit [itex] formulas are familiar with (La)TeX and hence they won't be using any nonstandard commands and will even have trouble understanding them.

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