[NTG-context] textrules

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Oct 20 09:40:58 CEST 2006


Aditya Mahajan wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Oct 2006, Thomas A. Schmitz wrote:
>
>   
>> On Oct 19, 2006, at 5:04 PM, Peter Rolf wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> Hi Thomas,
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>>> add
>>>
>>> \showskips
>>>
>>> to your source (better a small one). I just tested a bit (between my
>>> current mp examples) and 'inbetween={\blank[2*big]}' and
>>> 'after={\blank[2*big]}' should do the job. If you dare, ask Hans about
>>> the meaning of 'before' ;)
>>>
>>>
>>> Greetings, Peter
>>>
>>>       
>> Thanks Peter,
>>
>> that was very helpful. I still had to tweak a bit, but by combining
>> "inbetween" and "after," I got an acceptable result. So the mystery
>> thickens: what is before? :-)
>>     
>
>
> \textrule[top] does
>
> before
> ----------- (rule)
> inbetween
>
> \textrule[bottom] does
>
> inbetween
> ----------
> after
>
> \textrule with no argumet is equal to \textrule[bottom]
>
> There is a \domiddletextrule that does
>
> inbetween
> ------------
> inbetween
>
> but this is not interfaced with \textrule. It only becomes active 
> inside a \starttextrule.
>
> \starttextrule{whatever}
> \input knuth
> \textrule
> \input knuth
> \stoptextrule
>
>
> To use this, you can define your own rule as
>
> \def\midtextrule{\dosinglegroupempty\domiddletextrule}
>
> \setuptextrules[inbetween={\blank[big]}]
>
> And midtextrule will use inbetween on both side.
>
> Hans, does it make sense to add this to core-rul?
>
> \def\complextextrule[#1]%
>    {\processaction
>       [#1]
>       [  \v!top=>\let\next\dotoptextrule,
>          \v!bottom=>\let\next\dobottomtextrule,
>          middle=>\let\next\domiddletextrule, %<------- Added
>   
\v!middle -)

added
>        \s!default=>\let\next\dobottomtextrule,
>        \s!unknown=>\let\next\dobottomtextrule]%
>     \dosinglegroupempty\next}
>
>
> Aditya
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