[texhax] Macro expansion in \write environment
rodolfo.medina at gmail.com
Mon Aug 1 15:27:10 CEST 2016
Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> writes:
> On 2016-07-31 at 21:45:13 +0000, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
> > Dear TeXperts out there,
> > I was having a look at the indexing macros from the TeXbook p.262
> > and trying to put the \mainentry macro into a \write environment as
> > one has to do so to build up an external index file. But there are
> > errors, maybe related to TeX rules of macro expansion. Please
> > whoever can suggest a way to have \mainentry work also within
> > \immediate\write...
> Please don't just tell us that "there are errors". This kind of
> "information" is quite useless. Please always provide the complete
> error message. Otherwise we can only guess.
> And please send us a _small_ file which allows others to reproduce
> your problem. Especially because you assume that macro expansion
> rules are involved it's necessary to know _exactly_ what you are
Thanks, it's all right now. I had probably misunderstood the use of
\mainentry. Now I'm facing another problem with those D. Knuth's indexing
macros... I'll be posting about it.
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