[NTG-context] Command for printing back of book index.

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Mon May 26 22:31:19 CEST 2014

On Mon, 26 May 2014 19:15:48 +0200
Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:

> On 5/26/2014 6:07 PM, john Culleton wrote:
> >
> > In the current General Manual section 12.7
> > "Registers" the command for actually printing
> > the back of book index is omitted. What is
> > it? Is it the same for both MKII and MKIV?
> >
> > Does one run the command texutil separate from
> > the context command (analogous to running the
> > makeindex command in other versions of TeX)?
> >
> > I can create an index separate from context
> > using a front end to makeindex that I wrote
> > years ago but I prefer an embedded index.
> producing an (sorted) index has always been
> integrated
> - in mkii texexec handles it (using texutil for
> all multi-pass pre- processing); the use never
> had to run texutil him/herself; in fact, i once
> made a replacement in Lua so that we could
> avoid ruby but never finished it read: had time
> to finish it
> - in mkiv sorting the index is done internally
> there has never been a reason for using
> something makeindex
> Hans
> ps. texutil itself went from modula-2 to perl
> to ruby ... so it's a real ancient part of
> context

Thanks. Now, what is the command to be placed at
the back of the file to print the index? Section
12.7 just has a blank line after
"A register is generated and placed in your
document with"

John Culleton
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