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Combining glossaries and index?

Postby eezacque » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:39 pm

I am working on a document where glossary entries are referred to from the index. This works, until I add conditional text, indicating whether a description was added or not. It looks like TeX falls into an unbounded recursion, but I cannot seem to wrap my head around this. Without adding an index entry, this works. Any help is appreciated.







        \item \textbf{{\glossentryname{##1}}}
        \ifentry\tmp{Description: '\tmp'}{No description}


\newglossaryentry{ham}{name={ham}, description={goes with eggs\index{ham}}}     
\newglossaryentry{eggs}{name={eggs}, description=}     






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Postby eezacque » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:28 pm

Sorted out by Nicola Talbot on usenet group comp.text.tex:
The glossaries package comes with conditional commands for testing if a
key has been set. \ifglshasdesc not only tests for an empty description
but also tests if the description has simply been set to \nopostdesc:

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