# [NTG-context] eating up &

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Fri Jul 14 16:18:25 CEST 2006

On 7/13/06, Hans van der Meer wrote:
>
> I want to do something with & in tables (making it an active column
> separator).

I didn't follow this discussion closely (I have to catch up with the
mails from this week), so I might have missed the point, but does
something like this satisfy your needs?

\usemodule
[database]
% you can change the commands to \starttabulate or \starttable,
% according to the pattern
% but I don't know them by heart
\defineseparatedlist
[MyList]
[left=\bTD,right=\eTD,
first=\bTR,last=\eTR,
before=\bTABLE,after=\eTABLE,
separator=&]
\starttext
\startseparatedlist[MyList]
a & b & c
\stopseparatedlist
\stoptext

Temporary documentation for "separatedlist" can be found on
http://pub.mojca.org/tex/csv/, but I have to wait until two important
bugs are fixed, namely UTF-8 (twice) and multiple separators one after
another (and I have some little problems with showing the settings of
two commands, which is most probably my fault).

Mojca