# Using forcsvlist with macros that take more than one argument

I'd like to compact this code sample with \forcsvlist (provided by the etoolbox package).

\newcommand\mycmd[2]{
\pagestyle{#2}
\csname tit#1\endcsname
\cleardoublepage
}

\def\DOtitlepages{
\iftoggle{togfancy}{ \mycmd{fancy}{empty} }{}
\iftoggle{togplain}{ \mycmd{plain}{empty} }{}
\iftoggle{toguser}{ \mycmd{user}{plain} }{}
}


I'd like just to move the \iftoggles to \mycmd and define the pairs of arguments in a 'list'. However I don't know if it is possible to pass more than one argument at a time to forcvslist.

After the great answers by @Andrew and @Werner, I've written this command as multiargument version of \forcsvlist:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{etoolbox}

\newcommand\mycmd[2]{#1 \par#2 \par}

\newcommand\forcsvlistargs[2]{
\expandafter\providecommand\csname \detokenize{#1}aux\endcsname[1]{\csname \detokenize{#1}\endcsname##1\relax}
\forcsvlist{\expandafter\csname \detokenize{#1}aux\endcsname}{#2}
}

\begin{document}

\forcsvlistargs{mycmd}{{{fancy}{empty}},{{plain}{empty}},{{user}{plain}}}

\end{document}


If I'm not wrong, it creates the auxiliary command if not previously defined. I did so in order to use forcsvlistargs several times in the same document, not having to explicitly declare de function first.

I suppose that \csname \detokenize{#1}\endcsname##1\relax can be change to something like that #1##1\relax, but I'm missing something.

Perhaps there is a more efficient way but you can always do something like this:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{etoolbox}
\newcommand\MyCmd[1]{\typeout{Mycmd: #1}\mycmd#1}
\def\mycmd(#1|#2){
\typeout{mycmd:  1: #1. 2: #2.}
}

\begin{document}
\forcsvlist\MyCmd{{(fancy|empty)}, {(plain|plain)}, {(user|plain)}}
\end{document}


When you latex this the log file contains

Mycmd: (fancy|empty)
mycmd: 1: fancy. 2: empty.
Mycmd: (plain|plain)
mycmd: 1: plain. 2: plain.
Mycmd: (user|plain)
mycmd: 1: user. 2: plain.


which shows that \MyCmd is receiving the argument pairs correctly and then passing them onto \mycmd n the expected way.

(I took out your toggle commands as they seem to reply on some other code tat you didnt include.)

• That's awesome! I tried also with (fancy|empty) instead of {(fancy|empty)} and it works also! Thank you. – U.Martinez-Corral Sep 28 '14 at 3:05

If you specify the "individual" items in the CSV list properly, you can break them up into as many arguments as you want to:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{etoolbox}
\makeatletter
\newcommand{\MyCmd@aux}[2]{\iftoggle{tog#1}{#2, }{no #1, }}
\newcommand{\MyCmd}[1]{\MyCmd@aux#1}
\makeatother
\begin{document}

\newtoggle{togfancy}
\newtoggle{togplain}
\newtoggle{toguser}

\toggletrue{togplain}% togplain is TRUE
\forcsvlist{\MyCmd}{%
{{fancy}{empty}},
{{plain}{plain}},
{{user}{plain}}}

\toggletrue{togfancy}% togfancy is TRUE
\forcsvlist{\MyCmd}{%
{{fancy}{empty}},
{{plain}{plain}},
{{user}{plain}}}

\toggletrue{toguser}% toguser is TRUE
\forcsvlist{\MyCmd}{%
{{fancy}{empty}},
{{plain}{plain}},
{{user}{plain}}}
\end{document}


After capturing the list items, they're passed to another macro with the required arguments.

• Thanks you. I suppose that this and Andrew's answer are nearly the same, but you specify the item properly to be used in a newcommand, while he sets it up to be used in a def. Is it correct? – U.Martinez-Corral Sep 28 '14 at 3:13
• @U.Martinez-Corral: Yes; with \def you can specify that argument text in whichever way you want to. With \newcommand your arguments have to specified as a group {..}. – Werner Sep 28 '14 at 3:21