supp-spe.mkii / last modification: 2020-01-30 14:15
%D \module
%D   [       file=supp-spe,
%D        version=1997.07.05,
%D          title=\CONTEXT\ Support Macros,
%D       subtitle=Specials,
%D         author=Hans Hagen,
%D           date=\currentdate,
%D      copyright={PRAGMA ADE \& \CONTEXT\ Development Team}]
%C
%C This module is part of the \CONTEXT\ macro||package and is
%C therefore copyrighted by \PRAGMA. See mreadme.pdf for
%C details.

%D This module implements some \type{\special} manipulation
%D macros. I needed these when I implemented the code that
%D handles the conversion of \TPIC\ specials to \PDF\ code.

\ifx \undefined \writestatus           \input supp-mis.tex \relax \fi
\ifx \undefined \redefinespecial \else \expandafter \endinput     \fi

\writestatus{loading}{ConTeXt Support Macros / Specials}

\unprotect

%D When interpreting specials we need to do some basic scanning.
%D For the moment we distinguish between three cases. We need
%D
%D \starttyping
%D \special{tag: arguments}
%D \special{tag arguments}
%D \special{tag}
%D \stoptyping
%D
%D We cannot be sure that the first case isn't
%D
%D \starttyping
%D \special{tag:arguments}
%D \stoptyping
%D
%D So we have to take care of that one too.

%D \macros
%D   {redefinespecial}
%D
%D Specials that are to be interpreted are defined with
%D commands like:
%D
%D \startbuffer[tmp-1]
%D \redefinespecial a: \using#1\endspecial%
%D   {let's execute special 'a:' using '#1'}
%D
%D \redefinespecial a  \using#1\endspecial%
%D   {let's execute special 'a' using '#1'}
%D
%D \redefinespecial a  \using#1\endspecial%
%D   {let's execute special 'a' using nothing}
%D \stopbuffer
%D
%D \typebuffer[tmp-1]
%D
%D The first two always take an argument, the last one not.
%D The definition of this redefinition macro is not that
%D complex. The names are internally tagged with \type{\@rds@}
%D which saves both time and space.

\def\@rds@{@rds@}

\def\redefinespecial #1 {\setvalue{\@rds@#1}}

%D \macros
%D   {mimmickspecials}
%D
%D Mimmicking specials is activated by saying:
%D
%D \starttyping
%D \mimmickspecials
%D \stoptyping
%D
%D This commands redefines the \PLAIN\ \TEX\ primitive
%D \type{\special}.

\def\mimmickspecials
  {\let\special\domimmickspecial}

%D The special mimmicking macro first looks if it can find an
%D colon terminated tag, next it searches for a tag that end
%D with a space. If both cannot find, the tag itself is treated
%D without argument.

\def\domimmickspecial#1%
  {\domimmickcolonspecial#1:\relax/:\relax/\end}

\def\domimmickcolonspecial#1:#2#3:\relax/#4\end
  {\ifx#2\relax
     \domimmickspacespecial#1 \relax/ \relax/\end
   \else
     \dodomimmickspecial#1:\using#2#3\endspecial
   \fi}

\def\domimmickspacespecial#1 #2#3 \relax/#4\end
  {\ifx#2\relax
     \dodomimmickspecial#1\using\endspecial
   \else
     \dodomimmickspecial#1\using#2#3\endspecial
   \fi}

\def\dodomimmickspecial#1\using#2\endspecial
  {\expandafter\ifx\csname\@rds@#1\endcsname\relax % \doifdefinedelse
     \defaultspecial{#1 #2}%
   \else
     %\message{[mimmick special #1 with #2]}%
     \getvalue{\@rds@#1}\using#2\endspecial
   \fi}

%D Now let's show that things work the way we want, using the
%D previous definitions of tag~a.
%D
%D \startbuffer[tmp-2]
%D \mimmickspecials
%D \special{a: 1 2 3 4 5}
%D \special{a: 1 2 3 4 5}
%D \special{a}
%D \stopbuffer
%D
%D \typebuffer[tmp-2]
%D
%D Which results in:
%D
%D \startlines
%D \getbuffer[tmp-1]
%D \getbuffer[tmp-2]
%D \stoplines

%D \macros
%D   {mimmickspecial}
%D
%D When needed, one can call a mimmicked special directly by
%D saying for instance:
%D
%D \starttyping
%D \mimmickspecial a: \using...\endspecial
%D \stoptyping
%D
%D This can be handy when specials have much in common.

\def\mimmickspecial #1 {\getvalue{\@rds@#1}}

%D \macros
%D   {normalspecial,defaultspecial}
%D
%D Unknown specials are passed to the default special handler.
%D One can for instance ignore all further specials by saying
%D \type{\normalspecial}:
%D
%D \starttyping
%D \def\defaultspecial#1{}
%D \stoptyping
%D
%D But here we default to idle.

\let\normalspecial \special
\let\defaultspecial\special

\protect \endinput