[tex-live] Makeindex, version 2.15 [TeX Live 2010] (kpathsea + Thai support)

Lars Madsen daleif at math.au.dk
Fri Oct 3 14:36:17 CEST 2014

That ought to be easily extendable using Zdeneks suggestion of actually asking makeindex to end the entriy with an explicit marker like \meti and then just defining \item as a delimited macro. Which would make it more durable in connection with strange, very very long user input.

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

From: Chaa006 . [chaa006 at gmail.com] on behalf of Philip Taylor [P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk]
Sent: 03 October 2014 14:31
To: Lars Madsen; Zdenek Wagner
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Subject: Re: [tex-live] Makeindex, version 2.15 [TeX Live 2010] (kpathsea + Thai support)

Lars Madsen wrote:

> You complain about an unwanted newline in the output from makeindex.
> This leads me to think that you are doing some trickery with \item
> for it to grap/grep/gather up, data until the end of line.
> So I just wanted to know what you are using it for.

Yes, \item is re-defined to take an active end-of-line character as its
final delimiter; if this were not done, I would not be able to grab each
index entry and typeset it as I wish :

% !TeX File=Index.tex
% !TeX Program=XeTeX
% !TeX Root=A5-Master.tex

\def \Leftline #1%
                \vskip \baselineskip
                \leftline {\largeboldredfonts #1}
                \vskip 0,2 \baselineskip \relax

\let \finish = \end
\def \begin #1{}
\def \end #1{}
\vfill \eject
\def \item #1
        {\leftline {{#1}}}
\Leftline {Index of Authors}
\input author-index.ind
\Leftline {Index of Binders}
\input binder-index.ind
\Leftline {Index of Minor Hands}
\input minor-hand-index.ind
\Leftline {Index of MS Identifiers}
\input msidentifier-index.ind
\Leftline {Index of Other Persons}
\input other-person-index.ind
\Leftline {Index of Owner Individuals}
\input owner-individual-index.ind
\Leftline {Index of Owner Institutions}
\input owner-institution-index.ind
\Leftline {Index of Places}
\input place-index.ind
\Leftline {Index of Scribes}
\input scribe-index.ind
\let \end = \finish

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