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Math: \def as shortcut for \stackrel{def}{=}
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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)

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement



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the patch


dto wrote:

Is this legitimate notation? Outside of Wikipedia, I've seen ":=" and "\equiv"
but never "def" over "=".

j.niesen wrote:

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.

Izno changed the task status from Resolved to Declined.Aug 14 2020, 12:30 AM