# [NTG-context] YABQ (yet another bib question...)

Thomas A. Schmitz thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Thu Sep 14 23:46:10 CEST 2006

On Sep 10, 2006, at 3:30 PM, Taco Hoekwater wrote:

>> [Taco: The reference to Knuth below comes out as (Knuth, 1981c) even
>> though there are no other 1981 entries for Knuth cited in the text.
>> Is that hard to fix given ConTeXt's way of dealing with bibtex, in
>> that it just incorporates the entire database, in which there are
>> several 1981 entries from Knuth?]
>
> Problematic. There is a small bit of influence possible: the c' is
> inside macro (\maybeyear) that could be redefined (nullified), but
> that is a document-global solution, and it may not even work too well
> at that. It's been a long time since I looked at this problem. It is
> not totally unsolvable, but definately not simple either.
>
Taco,

I just ran into the same question. When using a citation style that
doesn't quote the year (like refcommand=num), it seems more logical
to drop the maybeyear letter. It seems to work setting

\def\maybeyear{\gobbleoneargument}

I haven't seen any side effects yet, but maybe I'm missing something.
Would it be possible to make this behavior a global option/value?

Best

Thomas
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