CTAN package update: PerlTeX

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Mon Jun 26 22:44:12 CEST 2006

This package has been updated on tug.ctan.org and should soon be
at your favorite mirror.

Thank you Scott.
Jim Hefferon
St Michael's College


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:
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.

PerlTeX v1.3 adds code to work around a limitation of the Perl sandbox
(i.e., that certain constructs fail even when perltex is run with the
--nosafe option) and introduces a \perldo macro that enables the
execution of Perl code outside of any subroutine.


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