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## Re: no @image at start of paragraph

 From: Gavin Smith Subject: Re: no @image at start of paragraph Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2015 21:36:56 +0000

On 17 December 2015 at 21:02, Per Bothner <address@hidden> wrote:
> Right now there is an asymmetry: An @image at the end of a paragraph's
> text (with no intervening blank line) is part of the paragraph,
> but @image at the beginning of a paragraph's text is not.  This
> seems inconsistent, and eliminates a useful option (without using
> a kludge).

For what it's worth, the same asymmetry can be found in TeX with \hbox:

abc

\hbox{one}

\hbox{two} three

one \hbox{two} three

one \hbox{two}

The third line here doesn't result in a single paragraph: the
paragraph starts at "three".

Although in the actual TeX output @image isn't treated like this,
making @image act the same way as \hbox here may be easy enough to
remember if the person writing the document has seen similar syntax in
TeX. There's a chance that there could be some other command that
could appear both inside or outside a paragraph that could be treated
the same way (I can't think of one right now).