[tex-live] apparent bug in detex

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Nov 1 01:35:25 CET 2010


On Mo, 01 Nov 2010, Dr. Clea F. Rees wrote:
> 	Test\footnote{ a footnote}  \emph{it} quickly.
> then detex gives:
> 	Test  a footnote  it quickly.
> but detex -l gives:
> 	Test   it quickly.

Probably this is on purpose?

In TeX mode it does not know what \footnote does, so assumes it
creates more or less the text that is contained in the argument, like
or something.

In LaTeX mode it knows that \footnote creates something which
is out of the running text, so it removes the text, as it does *NOT*
belong to the running text.

I consider this behaviour correct.

Best wishes

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