On Jul 24, 2006, at 10:18, Taco Hoekwater wrote:

>
> Hi Hans,
>
> Hans van der Meer wrote:
>> In the article "Context System macros, part1: general macros"  
>> there are
>> all sorts of interesting and useful macros. Among these I have set my
>> eye on the processing of commalists.
>
> I should extend that document, but I've lost the source :-(

Well, losing the source of the first article is not such a problem as  
finishing the second one, I guess :-)

>
>> Question: is there a context macro that takes a commalist (either  
>> in a
>> token register or \the\tokenregister form) that returns a sorted
>> commalist (ascending or descending doesnt matter to me for the  
>> moment).
>
> There is \sortcommalist (syst-ext.tex), but it only works for lists
> of numbers, TeX does not know how to sort words. That type of sorting
> has to be done externally.
>

Is there a simple manner to sort the list externally and get it back  
for further processing? Otherwise, how are the indexes sorted?

Hans van der Meer



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