Command/startbuffer

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\startbuffer ... \stopbuffer

Summary

The environment \startbuffer ... \stopbuffer is used for temporarily storing content.

Settings

\startbuffer[...] ... \stopbuffer
[...]name

OptionExplanation
You can give a name to the buffer if you want.

Description

You can store information temporarily for future use in your document with:
\startbuffer[visit]
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\stopbuffer
\getbuffer[visit]

With

\getbuffer[visit]

you recall the stored text. The logical name is optional. With

\typebuffer[visit]

you get back the verbatim contents of the buffer, typeset as though inside \starttyping...\stoptyping.

Buffers are set up with:

\setupbuffer[..,..=..,..]

You can also create your own named buffers as an instance of startbuffer by using \definebuffer.

Note that the default \startbuffer is not an instance of startbuffer; it has its own (equivalent) definition.

Examples

Example 1

\startbuffer[buffer-name]
  Text...
\stopbuffer

\getbuffer[buffer-name]    % insert content of \startbuffer ... \stopbuffer

\typebuffer[buffer-name]   % type content in verbatim mode

Notes

See also

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