[NTG-context] How to preserve a TeX token list across passes (the ConTeXt way)?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Thu May 11 10:45:21 CEST 2006

Jyrki Ruuskanen wrote:
> I made a plain TeX module for simple abbreviation and bibliography  
> handling. The problem is it currently uses a temporary file to keep  
> track of used bibs / abbreviations. Essentially it writes \addToList 
> [\usedAbbreviations]{<abbr>} and \addToList[\usedReferences]{<cite>}  
> commands to it, and this file is input on the second pass.
> After finding out that ConTeXt *really is* well thought of and robust  
> I changed the functionality to use TeXutil with \writeutilitycommand.  
> Everything seems to work, the commands appear in .tui/.tuo files and  
> are executed, but the token lists are empty when execution reaches  
> the document. I couldn't figure out how to fix it as I don't yet know  
> enough about the anatomy of a ConTeXt run and the system.
can you make a small example? maybe a grouping issue 


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