[tex-k] Bug report for The TeXbook

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Jan 26 02:11:07 CET 2016

On 2016-01-25 at 15:57:40 -0800, Paul Vojta wrote:

 > 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.)

Dear Paul,
as far as I understand, you want to tell us that Knuth is infallible.

But if an index entry points to the Nirwana, it's definitely a bug,
regardless how "..." can be interpreted.


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