[NTG-context] verbatim problem

Willi Egger ntg-context@ntg.nl
Tue, 27 Apr 2004 15:29:10 +0200


may be I do not get it correctly, but there is a command \startlines ... 


John Culleton wrote:

> On Thursday 22 April 2004 08:59 am, Severin Obertüfer wrote:
>>i have a little verbatim problem
>>i used the \startEIFFEL \stopEIFFEL verbatim environment
>>in a verry simple way like this:
> Similarly I needed to have the program obey line breaks as 
> in \obeylines but interpet the lines (font changes etc.) in 
> the usual way. I did not want space left between lines. 
> Neither the plain TeX nor the Context solutions fit this 
> purpose exactly, but plain was closer. So I cobbled up this 
> code:
> \def\startobey{\medskip\setupwhitespace[none]\obeylines}
> \def\stopobey{\setupwhitespace[small] \medskip}
> I start the section needing verbatim line endings with 
> {\startobey
> .... and end it with
> \stopobey}
> I don't know if the braces are necessary but the TeXBook 
> seems to imply such.
> My solution tends to ignore blank lines so I have to put a 
> \medskip instead of a blank line.
> This is a terrible solution but the best I could come up 
> with in a hurry. No doubt someone will suggest a better 
> one. 
> BTW whre is \startEIFFEL documented? I don't recall seeing 
> it before.