CTAN package update: PerlTeX

Jim Hefferon ftpmaint at alan.smcvt.edu
Wed Oct 13 16:57:21 CEST 2004

A package has been updated on tug.ctan.org and should already have
arrived at your favorite mirror.

Thank you for the update,
Jim Hefferon


The following information was provided by the package's 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 given by the package's contributor:
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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

The following changes have been made from the previous
version of PerlTeX:

   * perlmacros.sty has been renamed to perltex.sty.

   * PerlTeX macros can now return LaTeX code which in
     turn invokes other PerlTeX macros.
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