[Tugindia] \typein with default value

Kapil Hari Paranjape kapil at imsc.res.in
Tue Sep 9 16:03:54 CEST 2003


On Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 06:57:29AM -0000, S  Ragu wrote:
> for example
> \typein[\OasesNum]{Input the OASES VERSION "e.g. 1, 2, 3
> etc."}
> I am using the above-mentioned command to get the input from the 
> user. Also I need to have a provision for the default value, while 
> the customer hits the enter key without any value to the 
> variable.

How about?

\typein[\OasesNum]{Input the OASES blah blah}

This uses LaTeX's internal \@empty for the empty object.


Just go with the flow control, roll with the crunches, and, when you get
a prompt, type like hell.

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