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ID:161 🔗
Status:Closed (Migrated)
Category:glossaries-extra
Version:1.45
Submitted by:Peter
Date:2020-05-26 18:56:25
Summary:Possible incompatibility with totcount (\newtotcounter) or other macros/packages

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In current MiKTeX distribution (both release and pre-release), compiling the attached MWE leads to java.lang.StackOverflowError that, according to bib2gls’s manual, may be caused by an infinite loop. The problem indicates possible incompatibility between bib2gls 2.3 2020-03-23 and \newtotcounter{} of totcount 1.2 or some other macros/packages that it invokes.

It seems to be related to the second line of the AUX file:

	\expandafter\ifx\csname c@tc@totc\endcsname\relax\newcounter{tc@totc}\fi\setcounter{tc@totc}{0}

as changing it to:

	\newcounter{tc@totc}\setcounter{tc@totc}{0}

reverts normal operation of bib2gls.

Also, reordering commands in preamble does not prevent these errors from occurring.

MWE

\documentclass{article}

\begin{filecontents*}{entries.bib}
@entry{bird,
  name={bird},
  description = {feathered animal}
}
\end{filecontents*}

\usepackage[record]{glossaries-extra}
\GlsXtrLoadResources[src=entries]

\usepackage{totcount}
\newtotcounter{tc}

\begin{document}
\gls{bird}
\printunsrtglossaries
\end{document}

Evaluation

The bug is in the TeX parser library not in glossaries-extra.sty. This issue has been migrated.

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