\texttt{foo} vs \verb#foo#

The LaTeX com­mands \texttt and \verb are very sim­ilar, but not the same:

  • \verb uses the next char­acter as the de­lim­iter, not braces
  • \verb will not break over a line (and will hap­pily en­croach into the mar­gin)
  • \verb (and the ver­batim en­vir­on­ment) in a Beamer slide needs the fra­gile at­tribute

I tend to prefer \verb, as I never want mono­spaced text to be broken over a line.

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