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This is the README file for the ltxkeys package.


Version 0.0.3c, 2012/11/17




The ltxkeys package provides facilities for creating and managing
keys in the sense of the keyval and xkeyval packages, but it
is intended to be more robust and faster. Its robustness emanates
from its ability to preserve braces in key values throughout
parsing. The need to preserve braces in key values emerges often
in parsing keys. This is often the case in, eg, the xwatermark
package. Depending on the functions called by the user, this
package is faster than the xkeyval package because, among other
features, it avoids character-wise parsing of key values (which
is called selective sanitization by the xkeyval package).

It also provides many new functions for defining and managing keys.


Copyright (c) 2011-2012 Ahmed Musa.

This software is author-maintained. Permission is granted to copy,
distribute and/or modify this software under the terms of the
LaTeX Project Public License, version 1.3 or higher. This software
is provided 'as it is', without warranty of any kind, either
expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied
warranties of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose.


keyval.sty, xkeyval.sty, skeyval.sty


Ahmed Musa (amusa22@gmail.com) 

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (793.6k).

ltxkeys – A ro­bust key parser for LaTeX

The pack­age pro­vides fa­cil­i­ties for cre­at­ing and man­ag­ing keys in the sense of the key­val and xkey­val pack­ages, but it is in­tended to be more ro­bust and faster. Its ro­bust­ness comes from its abil­ity to pre­serve braces in key val­ues through­out pars­ing. The need to pre­serve braces in key val­ues arises of­ten in pars­ing keys (for ex­am­ple, in the xwa­ter­mark pack­age). The pack­age is faster than xkey­val pack­age be­cause (among other things) it avoids char­ac­ter-wise pars­ing of key val­ues (called “se­lec­tive san­i­ti­za­tion” by the xkey­val pack­age).

The pack­age also pro­vides func­tions for defin­ing and man­ag­ing keys.

Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense
Main­tainerAhmed Musa
Con­tained inTeX Live as ltxkeys
MiKTeX as ltxkeys
Topics key-value ar­gu­ment sys­tems
See also xkeyval
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