# Why does LaTeX clear \@title during \maketitle?

Ever wonder why LaTeX doesn't provide a way for printing the title and author once \maketitle has been issued? I did. So I asked a question on the TeX StackExchange and received an interesting answer. Turns out it's an artifact of the times when memory was in extremely short supply.

Dark times!

1. Answer to “Why are @title, @author, and @date cleared during \maketitle?”. TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange. Frank Mittelbach (2012-08-21). ↩︎