# bug in frankenstein?

I cannot get includedocskip in the newclude package to work. As far as I can tell, it requires the allocate option, but this option loads allocate.sto, which uses an InitWheel command that has not been defined. As an example, create these two files and try to compile the first.

%file: temp.tex
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[allocate]{newclude}
\begin{document}
\includedocskip{temp99.tex}
\end{document}

%file: temp99.tex
\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
Test.
\end{document}

• the command is defined further down allocate.sto the top of the file does say This code has not been well tested yet..... – David Carlisle Sep 22 '18 at 15:54
• And the testing seems to have been going on for almost 19 years… – egreg Sep 22 '18 at 16:12
• The frankenstein bundle is essentially abandonware. – egreg Sep 22 '18 at 16:13
• @DavidCarlisle The old includex package at least more at less worked. The newclude package does not seem to work at all for the inclusions of documents whose headers should be skipped. How should I report this? – Alan Sep 22 '18 at 22:16
• @Alan as egreg says in his answer, you could try mailing the author but probably you'd need to fix yourself and post an update to ctan, or you could use standalone or includex, but really I would never use any of these for this use case , they are all fragile and likely to have conflicts with other packages, it is much easier to simply put the body of temp99.tex into temp99-body.tex and then use \input{temp99-body} in both temp.tex and temp99.tex – David Carlisle Sep 23 '18 at 8:38

The frankenstein bundle has been silent for about 17 years. I don't think that filing a bug report can be of any consequence.

I think you can switch to standalone, for the purpose you have.

% file temp.tex
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{standalone}
\begin{document}
\includestandalone{temp99}
\end{document}

%file: temp99.tex
\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
Test.
\end{document}
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