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README
            README for the `bitelist' package
        "Split list at list inside in TeX's Mouth"
                (C) Uwe Lueck 2012/03/28


`bitelist.sty' provides commands for "splitting" a token list 
at the first occurrence of a contained token list. I.e., for given 
token lists s, t return b and shortest a, such that t = a s b.
As opposed to other packages providing similar features, 
  (i) the method uses TeX's mechanism of reading delimited macro 
      parameters;
 (ii) the splitting macros work by pure expansion, without 
      assignments, provided the macro doing the search has been 
      defined before processing (e.g., a file);
(iii) instead of using one macro for a "substring" test and another 
      one to replace the "substring"--which includes extracting 
      corresponding prefix and suffix--, the *same* macro that 
      detects the occurrence returns the split;
 (iv) e-TeX is not required.
(And LaTeX is not required.) This improves `fifinddo.sty' (v0.51). 

An elaborated approach (additionally to a simpler one) is provided 
that does not loose outer braces of prefix/suffix.

"Substring" detection and "string" replacement are (implicitly) 
included with respect to certain representations of characters by tokens.
Counting occurrences and "global" replacement could be achieved 
by applying the operation to earlier results, etc.--so 
this approach seems to be "fundamental" for a certain larger 
set of list analysis tasks.

The documentation aims to prove the correctness of the methods 
with mathematical rigour.

KEYWORDs: macro programming, text filtering, substrings

RELATEd PACKAGEs: datatool, stringstrings, ted, texapi, xstring

The package file `bitelist.sty' and the documentation files
`bitelist.pdf' and `bitelist.tex' can be redistributed and/or
modified under the terms of the LaTeX Project Public License;
either version 1.3c of the License, or any later version, see

    http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt

We did our best to help you, but there is NO WARRANTY.

The `bitelist' package is author-maintained in the sense of
this license.

The latest public version of the package is available at

    http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/bitelist/

A TDS version of the package is available as

    http://mirror.ctan.org/install/macros/generic/bitelist.tds.zip

Please report bugs, problems, and suggestions via

    http://www.contact-ednotes.sty.de.vu


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bitelist – Split list, in ’s mouth

The package provides commands for “splitting” a token list at the first occurrence of another (specified) token list. I.e., for given token lists s, t return b and the shortest a, such that t = a s b.

The package’s mechanism differs from those of packages providing similar features, in the following ways:

  • the method uses ’s mechanism of reading delimited macro parameters;
  • splitting macros work by pure expansion, without assignments;
  • the operation is carried out in a single macro call.

A variant of the operation is provided, that retains outer braces.

Packagebitelist
Supporthttp://www.webdesign-bu.de/uwe_lueck/contact.html
Version0.1
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3
MaintainerUwe Lück (deceased)
TDS archivebitelist.tds.zip
Contained inTeX Live as bitelist
MiKTeX as bitelist
TopicsText manip
Macro support
See alsoted
texapi
datatool
xstring
stringstrings
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