[texhax] Generating index

Philip TAYLOR [PC87S-O/XP] P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Fri Sep 19 17:55:37 CEST 2003

Things have certainly moved on since "Makeindex" and
Joachim's Schrod's "Xindy" looked promising, but I have
no idea of its current status.

** Phil
Karl Berry wrote:
>     Is that always necessary, or maybe it could be possible to create an
>     automatical index only by TeX macros?
> As far as I know, it is not practical to create a large index using only
> TeX macros, because you'd have to implement sorting and a lot of other
> things in TeX.
>     If so, are there any examples?
> In the second item in the TFTI README, I suggest rewriting the index
> generation so the standard makeindex program (or whatever else might be
> out there these days, I haven't kept up) could be used.
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