[NTG-context] Can Tikz external library be used in Context?

Devendra Ghate devendra.ghate at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 17:44:33 CET 2013


Hi,

Following MWE produces the error given below. I have been able to include
other tikz libraries (arrows, decorations) successfully.

*MWE*

\usemodule[tikz]
\usetikzlibrary{external}

\starttext
  A
\stoptext

*Error*
---------------------------------------------
! Missing number, treated as zero.

system          > tex > error on line 1290 in file 
/home/deven/context/tex/texmf-modules/tex/generic/pgf/frontendlayer/tikz/libraries/tikzexternalshared.code.tex: 
Missing number, treated as zero ...

1280 \gdef\tikzexternal at activate@normal at dq{\let"=\tikzexternal at normal@dq}
1281 \gdef\tikzexternal at activate@normal at sq{\let'=\tikzexternal at normal@sq}
1282 
\gdef\tikzexternal at activate@normal at semic{\let;=\tikzexternal at normal@semic}
1283 \gdef\tikzexternal at activate@normal at and{\let&=\tikzexternal at normal@and}
1284 
\gdef\tikzexternal at activate@normal at dash{\let-=\tikzexternal at normal@dash}
1285     \catcode`\|=0
1286     \catcode`\\=12
1287     |xdef|tikzexternal at normal@backslash{\}%
1288     }
1289     {
1290 >>  \catcode`\^^I=12
1291     \catcode`\$=12
1292     \catcode`\%=12
1293     \catcode`\#=12
1294     \gdef\tikzexternal at HASHchar{#}
1295 
\gdef\tikzexternal at TABchar{^^I}\gdef\tikzexternal at PERCENTchar{%}\xdef\tikzexternal at DOLLARchar{$}}
1296
1297     % Creates the '/tikz/external/system call' command as string and
1298     % returns it into the (global!) macro #2.
1299     % #1: the image file name (as returned by
1300     % \tikzexternalgetnextfilename)

<to be read again>
                    ^
l.1290 \catcode`\^^
                    I=12



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