[tex-k] Bug report for The TeXbook

Paul Vojta vojta at math.berkeley.edu
Tue Jan 26 00:57:40 CET 2016

One could argue that it's mentioned in the sentence, "There's a special
counter called \allocationnumber that will be equal to the most recently
allocated number, after every \newcount, \newdimen, ..., \newinsert operation;
macro packages are supposed to refer to \allocationnumber if they want to
find out what number was allocated."  (It's hidden in the "...".
It's documenting that \newhelp sets \allocationnumber.)

Paul Vojta

On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 06:50:35PM +0100, Bertram Scharpf wrote:
> Dear TeX maintainers,
> I suppose I found a minor bug in The TeXbook.
> For the item '\newhelp' the index directs to pages
> '346, +347'. In my printed version (I bought it around 2002)
> and, as far as I see, in the current version the '\newhelp'
> macro only appears on page 347. The definition even comes
> before the description.
> Thanks in advance for processing this report and eventually
> for fixing the bug.
> Bertram
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