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CTAN up­date: Perl

Date: March 28, 2009 7:30:23 AM CET
This pack­age has been up­dated at tug.ctan.org and should within a day be at your lo­cal mir­ror. Thanks, Jim Hef­feron Saint Michael's Col­lege ............................................................................ The fol­low­ing in­for­ma­tion was pro­vided by our fel­low con­trib­u­tor: Name of con­tri­bu­tion: Per­lTeX Author's name: Scott Pakin Lo­ca­tion on CTAN: /macros/la­tex/con­trib/perl­tex Sum­mary de­scrip­tion: De­fine LaTeX macros in terms of Perl code Li­cense type: lppl An­nounce­ment text:
Per­lTeX is a com­bi­na­tion Perl script (perl­tex.pl) and LaTeX2e style file (perl­tex.sty) that, to­gether, give the user the abil­ity to de­fine LaTeX macros in terms of Perl code. Once de­fined, a Perl macro be­comes in­dis­tin­guish­able from any other LaTeX macro. Per­lTeX thereby com­bines LaTeX's type­set­ting power with Perl's pro­gramma­bil­ity. Ver­sion 1.8 of Per­lTeX adds sup­port for cre­at­ing doc­u­ments that can build ei­ther with or with­out Per­lTeX. Specif­i­cally, the new "op­tional" pack­age op­tion tells Per­lTeX not to is­sue an er­ror mes­sage if Perl is in­ac­ces­si­ble, and the new \if­perl macro checks if Perl is ac­ces­si­ble, thereby let­ting the au­thor de­fine fall­back macros/en­vi­ron­ments if it's not.
This pack­age is lo­cated at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/la­tex/con­trib/perl­tex . More in­for­ma­tion is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/perl­tex (if the pack­age is new it may take a day for that in­for­ma­tion to ap­pear). We are sup­ported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/user­groups.html .

perl­tex – De­fine macros in terms of Perl code

Perl is a com­bi­na­tion Perl script (perl­tex.pl) and pack­age (perl­tex.sty) that, to­gether, give the user the abil­ity to de­fine macros in terms of Perl code. Once de­fined, a Perl macro be­comes in­dis­tin­guish­able from any other macro. Perl thereby com­bines 's type­set­ting power with Perl's pro­gramma­bil­ity. Perl will make use of per­sis­tent named pipes, and thereby run more ef­fi­ciently, on op­er­at­ing sys­tems that of­fer them (mostly Unix-like sys­tems).

Also pro­vided is a switch to gen­er­ate a Perl-free, doc­u­ment-spe­cific, nop­erl­tex.sty that is use­ful when dis­tribut­ing a doc­u­ment to places where Perl is not avail­able.

Pack­ageperl­tex
Ver­sion2.1
Main­tainerScott Pakin

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