[OS X TeX] Working with a list in LaTeX

Gilles Serasset Gilles.Serasset at imag.fr
Thu Jun 17 18:17:03 CEST 2004

Dear all,

First, as I'm not an advanced LaTeX user, I may not use the correct 
words to ask my question. I hope some of you will be able to help me 
anyway. Second, it is not really related to "Mac OS X", but this 
mailing list is so helpfull that I'm posting here anyway...

CONTEXT: I'm producing a proceeding volume from several pdf papers, 
using the excellent package pdfpages. I am now able to do everything 
quasi automatically, except from the author's index. I'm currently 
adding a paper using a command I defined :

\includearticle{}{}{How to win when you loose 0-1 at the 90th 
minute?}{Zinédine Zidane, Fabien Barthez and Lilian Thuram}{}{42}

In this command, arg1 is a scale, arg2 is an offset, arg3 is the title 
of the article, arg4 is the author list, arg5 is the short title (to be 
used in headers) and 42 is the number of the paper.

PROBLEM: I would like to produce an author index. For this, the 
includearticle command should call:
\index{Zinedine Zidane}
\index{Fabien Barthez}
\index{Lilian Thuram}

QUESTION: Is there a way to do this ?
RELATED QUESTION: If this is not possible, is it possible to pass 
authors as a "list" and reconstruct the "Zinédine Zidane, Fabien 
Barthez and Lilian Thuram" string from this (adding commas and "and") ?

Thanks in advance,

Gilles Sérasset
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