I want a list, or a way to create a list that contains every valid



Ideally I would be able to tell without having to test it, how many parameters it takes. Thus far, the largest list I have found is about 2500, however it is still missing plenty of commands and symbols.

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    Do you want to limit this to all packages on CTAN (of which there are thousands)? Or some smaller scope? ctan.org/tex-archive/info/symbols/comprehensive has >14000 symbols. – Torbjørn T. Apr 27 '16 at 7:41
  • Good question; my backstory is that I am creating a library that will interpret Latex into readable speech. This will be useful for the blind, and for audiobooks in general. The only limitation I could possibly put on this, is whatever is compatible with Wikipedia's <math> </math> tags. However, I don't mind doing the >14k if I can get enough useful metadata on the symbols that can help me streamline writing code for it. – Akiva Apr 27 '16 at 7:49
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    Another decision concerns packages. While a package may provide the user a handful of new macros, the internal macros in any given package can easily be hundreds to thousands. Do you want those too? – Steven B. Segletes Apr 27 '16 at 9:48
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    To get all of the macros, you could write a program to go through every package on CTAN, download it, and analyse all of the macro definitions with \def, \newcommand, \renewcommand, \providecommand, \declarecommand, \NewDocumentCommand, \RenewDocumentCommand, \ProvideDocumentCommand, and \DeclareDocumentCommand. Oh, and all the environment definitions too... – ChrisS Apr 27 '16 at 11:13
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    I use the "Search->Find in Files.." feature of TexnicCenter to check all of the sty files I have loaded for names. The downside it that it lists every usage as well as the definitions. You should also download source2e.pdf and symbols.pdf from ctan. – John Kormylo Apr 27 '16 at 20:09

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