[NTG-context] commands manual (setup-en.pdf) organized by topic

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Thu Dec 6 09:25:43 CET 2018

On 12/6/2018 7:30 AM, Jan U. Hasecke wrote:
> Am 05.12.18 um 19:01 schrieb Wolfgang Schuster:
>> You can get a list of the files with
>>    context --extra=setups --list
>> and create a document with a limited number of commands
>> from certain categories with
>>    context --extra=setups delimitedtext,narrow
> Cool! Neat factsheet to print out, if you give a workshop about ConTeXt.
> I am looking for a small text explaining the naming system of the
> commands, because I only partly understand the interdependence of eg.
> singular and plural commands.

mostly historic (we don't want to drop compatibility)

> What is the difference of singular and plural commands like \setupfloat
> and \setupfloats. Does the singular always inherit from the plural? And why?

in most cases they're synonyms

> I have a limited understanding of the \defineX \setupX and \X line, but
> would love to hear more.

just try one command, say \defineframed \setupframed ... the concepts 
are the same (only a few commands for practical reasons behave different)

> And lately I often see here that setups are named like "foo:bar". What
> is the meaning of the double colon?

variants (same command, different options) or instances

> So what I would often need is a How-to-read-the-setup-en-pdf.


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