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ID 173🔗
Date: 2021-06-08 07:42:45
Status Closed (Fixed)
Category glossaries
Version 4.46
Summary .glsdefs is not updated

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Description

Following are the steps to reproduce:
  1. Compile minimal working example
  2. Change the test glossary entry's description
  3. Compile minimal working example
  4. Compile minimal working example
Expected behavior: The new description should show up in the document.

Actual behavior: The old description shows up in the document.

While the documentation states "if you modify an entry definition, you need a second run to see the effect of your modification", this does not help.

Possible root of the bug:

\newrobustcmd{\new@glossaryentry}[2]{%
  \ifundef\@gls@deffile
  {%
     \global\newwrite\@gls@deffile
     \immediate\openout\@gls@deffile=\jobname.glsdefs
  }%
  {}%
  \ifglsentryexists{#1}{}%
  {%
     \gls@defglossaryentry{#1}{#2}%
  }%
  \@gls@writedef{#1}%
}
By using \ifglsentryexists, the new dfinition is not used. Not even for \@gls@writedef.

MWE

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\documentclass{report}
\usepackage{glossaries}
\makeglossaries
\begin{document}
\newglossaryentry{test}{name={t},description={Test2}}
\Glsentrydesc{test}
\end{document}

Evaluation

Fixed in v4.47. (You may need to delete your .glsdefs file after upgrading.)

Note that this update slightly changes the format of the .glsdefs file. If anyone has a system that parses this file (for example, to pick up labels for autocompletion) it will need to be modified.

Old format:

\ifglsentryexists{label}{}%
{%
\gls@defglossaryentry{label}%
{%
key value list
}%
}%
New format:
\glsdefs@newdocentry{label}%
{%
key value list
}%

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