\year is a parameter that TeX initiates to the current year. It may be changed to any integer <integer> with either of two equivalent forms above.
Recall that the command \number will typeset the decimal representation of whatever follows it, and so in the year 2009
will typeset 2009, if the \year parameter has not be redefined.
will typeset 670.Last modified on 10 August 2009, at 13:34