[NTG-context] \type{...} as macro argument

Sylvain Hubert champignoom at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 19:35:50 CET 2020

On Sun, 8 Nov 2020 at 18:27, Wolfgang Schuster <
wolfgang.schuster.lists at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sylvain Hubert schrieb am 08.11.2020 um 17:56:
> > Hi Wolfgang,
> >
> > I'm sorry that the question was not clear enough. Let me ask in this way:
> > how to define a \dorecurse, such that \dorecurse{10}{\type{a    b c}}
> > does not squash the spaces?
> Verbatim in arguments of other commands is tricky because in case with
> \dorecurse the loop reads the content before it is passed to type, as a
> result of this process all spaces are collapsed.
> One way to work around this is to use a buffer for the content of the loop.
> \startbuffer[type]
> \type{a    b c}
> \stopbuffer
> \starttext
> \dorecurse{10}{\inlinebuffer[type]\par}
> \stoptext

Many thanks for the answer!
It seems that the buffer mechanism is quite a powerful resort for the macro

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