# tex lament

O TeX, why are your documents so beautiful but your workings so impenetrable?

Why does changing \hangindent inside a \begingroup inside a \def have no effect? (And if I can't figure this stuff out, who can?)

P.S.: it turns out that the entire TeXbook is available online(!).
• #### dremel

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