[OS X TeX] Can You Find The Class?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Jun 20 16:07:22 CEST 2005

On Jun 20, 2005, at 2:02 AM, Martin Costabel wrote:

> Herbert Schulz wrote:
> []
>> I actually hoping I can find something to use within a .sty file.  
>> I  felt it would be nice to have the adapted pdftricks package  
>> generate  figure files that use the same class as the original  
>> source file.  Then I'd change the pdftricks to use keyval options  
>> and allow the  user to change that behavior with something like  
>> docclass=..... from  the default. It would also allow me to grab  
>> more document point  sizes, etc.
> The following simple solution gives you the name of the  
> documentclass in \firstClass:
>  \def\firstFile#1.cls#2\@nil{#1}
>  \edef\firstClass{\expandafter\firstFile\@filelist\@nil}
> It works in the standard situation where \documentclass is the  
> first command in the document. It just extracts anything before  
> ".cls" in the filelist. If you want to cover the case where someone  
> uses \input before \documentclass, you can add the following line  
> after the two lines above. It just throws away all other file names  
> before the class.
>  \@for\@Filename:=\firstClass\do{\global\let\Classname\@Filename}}
> The name of the class is now in \Classname.
> -- 
> Martin


Thank you very much. I'll give it a try. Given the variety of things  
that can happen I might end up opting for the simplest solution and  
require that the user pass the class they want to use in the figure  
files be passed as a keyval argument (default being article) to the  
adapted pdftricks package.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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