# \commalistsentence

## Summary

The command \commalistsentence is used to present a comma separated list of values (like an author list, for example), with the option of changing the separator of the items and have a distinct separator for the last item of the list.

## Settings

 \commalistsentence[...,...][...,...] [...,...] text [...,...] text

OptionExplanation
A comma separated list of items. Use {} to group items that contain commas, spaces or other special characters.
text a,b,c,d,e,{f, g, h},i,j
An array with two (2) items, describing the separator for each item, and the separator between the last element and the one preceding it. This item is optional.
text [{ \& },{ and }] % result: a & b & c & d & e & f, g, h & i and j

## Description

This is an useful command for creating lists where you want to output the last item in a different way than the rest, for example, on a list of authors, or publishers.

## Examples

### Some simple lists

\commalistsentence[aap,noot,mies]

\commalistsentence[aap,noot]

\commalistsentence[aap]

\commalistsentence[a,b,c]

\commalistsentence[a,b,c][{ \& },{ and }]

\commalistsentence[a,b,c][+,-]


Result:

### A list of authors

\def\Authors{%
{John Smith, Ph.~D.},
{Michel Witggenstein, M.~Sc.},
{Zoraya Montoya-Velásquez, M.~Sc.},
{Satoshi Ota, Ph.~D.},
{Oba Odumo, M.~Sc.},
{Ivan Ilich, Ph.~D}%
}
\starttext
\commalistsentence[\Authors][{;\space},{\space\letterampersand\space}]: authors.
\stoptext


Result: