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Bug 7753 - Math: \def as shortcut for \stackrel{def}{=}
Math: \def as shortcut for \stackrel{def}{=}
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Math (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-10-29 21:38 UTC by Carl Fürstenberg
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:04 UTC (History)
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the patch (756 bytes, patch)
2006-10-29 21:38 UTC, Carl Fürstenberg

Description 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)
Comment 1 Carl Fürstenberg 2006-10-29 21:38:36 UTC
Created attachment 2596 [details]
the patch
Comment 2 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 "=".
Comment 3 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
<math> 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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