# Re: [NTG-context] itemize columns transposed

On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 11:07 PM, Aditya Mahajan <adit...@umich.edu> wrote:
> On Sat, 17 Sep 2016, Mikael P. Sundqvist wrote:
>>
>>
>> Is there a reason why the above does not work using \item, like
>>
>> \startitemize[a,horizontal,three]
>> \item $\int_0^2 1+2x\,dx$
>> \item $\int_0^{\ln 2} e^s\,ds$
>> \item $\int_0^{\ln 2} e^{2s}\,ds$
>> \item $\int_0^{\pi} \sin t\,dt$
>> \item $\int_0^{2\pi}\sin t\,dt$
>> \item $\int_0^1\frac{1}{1+x^2}\,dx$
>> \stopitemize
>>
>> but only with \startitem ... \stopitem? It is not that I have anything
>> against using the \start...\stop... mechanism, but just curiosity.
>
>
> I haven't looked at the code, but most likely reason is that it uses a two
> pass mechanism. It is easier to grab the content of a \start-stop pair
> rather than a command that could be terminated by either an \item or a
> \stopitem
>
> At least, that is the reason why random option only works with \startitem ..
> \stopitem
>
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Thanks Aditya, I'll accept that there is a reason.

Another related thing (sorry if I make this thread a bit difficult to read):

Does the horizontal keyword force the list to be packed (and
joinedup)? I tried to add unpacked, but with no luck

\starttext
Some text before.
\startitemize[a,horizontal,three,unpacked]
\startitem $\int_0^2 1+2x\,dx$ \stopitem
\startitem $\int_0^{\ln 2} e^s\,ds$ \stopitem
\startitem $\int_0^{\ln 2} e^{2s}\,ds$ \stopitem
\startitem $\int_0^{\pi} \sin t\,dt$ \stopitem
\startitem $\int_0^{2\pi}\sin t\,dt$ \stopitem
\startitem $\int_0^1\frac{1}{1+x^2}\,dx$ \stopitem
\stopitemize
some text after.
\stoptext

I also tried to add some space before/after, like

\starttext
Some text before.
\startitemize[a,horizontal,three][before={\blank[big]},after={\blank[big]}]
\startitem $\int_0^2 1+2x\,dx$ \stopitem
\startitem $\int_0^{\ln 2} e^s\,ds$ \stopitem
\startitem $\int_0^{\ln 2} e^{2s}\,ds$ \stopitem
\startitem $\int_0^{\pi} \sin t\,dt$ \stopitem
\startitem $\int_0^{2\pi}\sin t\,dt$ \stopitem
\startitem $\int_0^1\frac{1}{1+x^2}\,dx$ \stopitem
\stopitemize
some text after.
\stoptext

/Mikael
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