# Re: [NTG-context] How to not gobble space after a command


luigi scarso wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 11:23 AM, Matthijs Kooijman <matth...@stdin.nl> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I'm working with a few custom macros to simplify typing a bit, like:
>>
>> \def\VHDL{\small{VHDL}}
>>
>> However, when I use this macro in text, like \VHDL this, it gobbles the space
>> after it. I've seen some references that say to solve this by writing \VHDL{}
>> instead, but that is of course very unpretty. I've tried to put all kinds of
>> stuff ({}, \mbox{}, \obeyedspace, etc.) inside the \VHDL macro, but it seems
>> the space is already gone there, so that didn't work. (Note that just putting
>> a space inside the macro won't work, for cases where I use \VHDL, like this)

\autoinsertnextspace is the context version of \xspace (could be mkii
only)

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