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CTAN up­date: Lol­lipop

Date: April 9, 2014 3:11:59 PM CEST
the dae­mon re­ports a res­ur­rec­tion of one of the more at­trac­tive pack­age's from the "olden days": > Name of con­tri­bu­tion: Lol­lipop > Author's name: Vic­tor Ei­jkhout and Vafa Kha­lighi > Pack­age ver­sion: 0.98 > Lo­ca­tion on CTAN: macros/lol­lipop/ > Sum­mary de­scrip­tion: TeX made easy > Li­cense type: gpl > > An­nounce­ment text given by the pack­age's con­trib­u­tor: > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > Lol­lipop is TeX made easy. Lol­lipop is a macro pack­age that func­tions > as a tool­box for writ­ing TeX macros. Its main aim is to make macro > writ­ing so easy that im­ple­ment­ing a fully new lay­out in TeX would > be­come a mat­ter of less than an hour for an av­er­age doc­u­ment, and that > it would be a task that could be ac­com­plished by some­one with only a > very ba­sic train­ing in TeX pro­gram­ming. > > Lol­lipop is an at­tempt to make struc­tured text for­mat­ting avail­able > for en­vi­ron­ments where pre­vi­ously only WYSIWYG pack­age's could be used > be­cause adapt­ing the lay­out is so much more easy with them than with > tra­di­tional TeX macro pack­age's. > > This is an ini­tial re­lease up­dat­ing/or­ga­niz­ing old files and > gen­er­at­ing var­i­ous for­mats to be used with dif­fer­ent en­gines. > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > An­nounce­ment re­quired: Yes > > Users may view the pack­age cat­a­logue en­try at > http://www.ctan.org/pkg/Lol­lipop > or they may browse the pack­age di­rec­tory at > http://mir­ror.ctan.org/macros/lol­lipop/ thanks for the up­load; i've in­stalled the new ver­sion, and up­dated the cat­a­logue repos­i­tory. Robin Fair­bairns For the CTAN team

lol­lipop – made easy

Lol­lipop is “ made easy” — it is a macro pack­age that func­tions as a tool­box for writ­ing macros. Its main aim is to make macro writ­ing so easy that im­ple­ment­ing a fully new lay­out in would be­come a mat­ter of less than an hour for an av­er­age doc­u­ment. The aim is that such a task could be ac­com­plished by some­one with only a very ba­sic train­ing in pro­gram­ming.

Thus, Lol­lipop aims to make struc­tured text for­mat­ting avail­able in en­vi­ron­ments where typ­i­cal users would switch to WYSIWYG pack­ages for the free­dom that such a mech­a­nism of­fers.

In ad­di­tion, de­vel­op­ment of sup­port for Lol­lipop doc­u­ments writ­ten in RTL lan­guages (such as Per­sian) is un­der­way.

Pack­agelol­lipop
Ver­sion1.07
Copy­right1992, 1993 Vic­tor Ei­jkhout
2014–2016 Vafa Kha­lighi
Main­tainerbidi-tex GitHub Or­gan­i­sa­tion
Vic­tor Ei­jkhout (in­ac­tive)
Vafa Kha­lighi (in­ac­tive)

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