[texhax] read argument until EOL
Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd)
P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Fri Jan 7 11:32:52 CET 2011
Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> The chance of this being implemented as an extension in luatex
> is very close to absolute zero. In luatex, we are trying to move
> away from the tricky macro programming language, not add to it.
Oh, what a shame. For some of us (as I am sure you know),
the "trickiness" of the TeX macro language is one of the
greatest attractions of TeX; if there were no challenge
involved, TeX would still give great results but using
it would be so boring ...
> For the actual problem itself (I am not on texhax but I am sure
> this post will reach the list eventually) it is much simpler to
> write a macro that needs a \par. That will also help clean up
> the input file:
> \parsection My Title
> normal text.
> Depending on newlines as significant whitespace is a bit alien
> to how the TeX macro processing normally functions, whereas it
> is quite natural to depend on paragraph breaks.
Agreed, and that is how I would normally tackle such things
for my own use, but the original question was about <eol>-
delimited parameters and it was interesting (to me) to see
how simple the solution was.
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