[texhax] Makeindex has problems with \baselineskip?

William Adams wadams at atlis.com
Wed Jun 4 12:49:18 CEST 2003

Rodolfo asked:
> P.S.: Before starting to use ``makeindex'' I wanted to create an 
> Index by
> myself,
> as well as I did with the Table of Contents;
> but I didn't manage because I don't know
> how to make plain TeX put a list of words into alphabetical order:
> in the TeXbook there's an example of how to produce an Index,
> but apparently nothing is said about alphabetical order.
> A hint about this matter?

TeX isn't designed to sort, and algorithms for sorting in TeX are 
torturous (but wicked cool ;)

That's why there's makeindex, and why there was a ``custom program 
written in Icon'' to do the index for the book _TeX for the 
Impatient_ you should be able to find this if you poke around a bit 


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