CTAN Update: Package xbase moved

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Mon Jun 23 01:14:05 CEST 2008

On Fri, 20 Jun 2008 Morten Høgholm submitted an update to the



Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/project/xbase
Summary description: Update and move of xbase
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
The xbase bundle provides the packages xparse and template, and the support package ldcsetup.

The packages require expl3 to be installed.

The xparse provides a high-level interface for declaring document commands, 
e.g., a uniform way to define commands taking optional arguments, optional stars 
(and others), mandatory arguments and more.
The template package provides an interface for defining generic functions using a key=val syntax.

The ldcsetup package used to establish prototype LaTeX3 coding conventions, 
needed by xparse and xbase, but is now slowly being stripped in favor of 
functionality added to expl3.
The LaTeX Team has decided to move xbase from
to indicate that the code is now less volatile and can be used in everyday use. 
Changes will happen with time but we feel that in its present state it is quite usable. 
All files are also available in the Subversion (SVN) repository of the LaTeX3 Project, which is located at

The bundle on CTAN is a snapshot of the SVN repository as of 2008/06/20.

This package is located at 
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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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