[NTG-context] columns and whitespace

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Mar 8 22:16:18 CET 2010


On 4-3-2010 23:56, James Fisher wrote:
> There was a thread about columns and whitespace ~ 2 weeks ago, but I wasn't
> a subscriber then.  I've just come across it independently myself.  I'm not
> sure what conclusion was come to.  From a few tests, I'd characterize the
> problem code in \startcolumns as: "if whitespace has been set to more than
> none, set whitespace to 'line'."
>
> Try it by uncommenting various lines:
>
>
> %\setupwhitespace[none]
> %\setupwhitespace[small]
>
> \starttext
>
> \startcolumns[n=2]
> %\setupwhitespace[small]
> \input knuth
> \stopcolumns
>
> \stoptext
>
>
> Do people agree with that characterization; has the bug been found; what's
> being done about it?  I don't want to have to re-setup whitespace every time
> I go to columns.

\startcolumns[n=2,blank=medium]
\input knuth
\stopcolumns

it's not a bug as by default columns are set up with

blank={line,fixed}

this has always been the case; as columns can be mixed with no columns 
we want the lines to align

Hans


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