# [NTG-context] YABQ (yet another bib question...)

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri Sep 15 09:57:25 CEST 2006


Thomas A. Schmitz wrote:
>
> I just ran into the same question. When using a citation style that
> doesn't quote the year (like refcommand=num), it seems more logical
> to drop the maybeyear letter. It seems to work setting
>
> \def\maybeyear{\gobbleoneargument}
>
> I haven't seen any side effects yet, but maybe I'm missing something.
> Would it be possible to make this behavior a global option/value?

The problem with redefining \maybeyear is that it affects all
citations equally: when you have three Knuth records with the
same year and two Tuftes with the same year in the database, then
if you use only one of Knuths but both Tuftes, you can no longer
see which one of the Tuftes you were citing.

I could add an interface setting, so that you would do not have to
resort to using \def, but it would be much better if I could fix
the problem internally. Needs some thinking, though

Taco