[tex-live] Re: [tex-implementors] bug in etex

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Sun Jul 11 00:26:45 CEST 2004

Pierre MacKay <mackay at cs.washington.edu> writes:

> I think, given the special nature of \toks registers
> that you would have to say
> \tokdeffed_262={\the\tokdeffed_260}
> so that what was placed in \tokdeffed_262 was the actual string
> contents of the other \toks register.  That is certainly what I do
> to concatenate the contents of \toks registers.

>From the TeXbook:

<variable assignment>\is<integer variable><equals><number>
  \alt<dimen variable><equals><dimen>
  \alt<glue variable><equals><glue>
  \alt<muglue variable><equals><muglue>
  \alt<token variable><equals><general text>
  \alt<token variable><equals><filler><token variable>

So there you have it, straight from the lion's mouth.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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