I use data to fill in forms (lua string.format instruction) to build tikz commands such as

"%s \\draw[->,%s,draw=%s,%s](%.3f,%.3f)%s(%.3f,%.3f)node[midway,anchor=base,%s]{%s};"

But sometimes, I don't need all the parameters and I wish to have a no-op instruction to consume the parameters of no use.

Is there such a command ? If no, is there a way to simulate it ?

closed as off-topic by siracusa, Raaja, user156344, Stefan Pinnow, Dox Apr 15 at 8:06

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    pgf keys can have defaults. If you provide us with a full example (starting with \documentclass etc.), I am sure you will get a full answer. – marmot Mar 18 at 16:39
  • @marmot - I have have extra parameters I must consume (because I don't master the parameters list I get) although I don't need them. A default values mechanism, if I understand your proposal, won't be helpful to this respect. – user1771398 Mar 18 at 17:07
  • My main proposal is that you provide a compilable example on which one could build an answer. – marmot Mar 18 at 17:30
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    You can define no-op/.style={} and then use all your useless parameter as parameters for no-opstyle like this [no-op={%s}]. – Kpym Mar 18 at 21:03
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it was solved in the comments – siracusa Apr 15 at 5:53

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