[tex-live] [OS X TeX] cite package broken?
Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Apr 22 18:22:39 CEST 2009
Ralph Martin <Ralph.Martin at cs.cardiff.ac.uk> wrote:
> A further data point. If I replace
> it all works fine.
> So the new cite package is seemingly incompatible with the eg-alpha
> bib style. Whose, fault that is, I have no idea, but the eg-alpha.bst
> worked fine with the old cite in the past.
did it actually _do_ anything, though? cite.sty is for sorting and
compressing numeric citations, one wouldn't expect it to achieve much
with an alpha bst style.
the docs (in the cite.sty) say:
o Sort citation numbers into ascending order, printing non-numbers before
numbers. All numbers should be greater than zero. The [nosort] package
option turns off sorting.
does it still fail if you load cite.sty as
i can well imagine that the author hasn't tested the new version with
a document whose citations are all non-numeric, but he ought to be
alerted to the problem, and the result of a [nosort] test might help.
where's the canonical source for eg-alpha? i found a copy in a
repository at cornell, but the canonical source would be good to know.
(google tediously reports pages containing text such as "... e.g.,
who hasn't been to a eurographics conference since the 80s
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