[NTG-context] Questions on \definition

Kip Warner kip at thevertigo.com
Thu Jan 19 00:03:45 CET 2012

On Wed, 2012-01-18 at 23:58 +0100, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
> When you define a new command with \definedescription, e.g. \definedescription[definition] you get the commands
>     \definition
> and
>    \startdefinition
> Both are only shortcuts for \dodescription[definition] and \dostartdescription[definition], as you can see the internal command tells context that it’s dealing with a description and “definition” is only the name of the instance.
> Wolfgang

I guess my confusion is why do you need to call \definedescription when
you just want a \definition to typeset? Shouldn't the command already be

Kip Warner -- Software Engineer
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