CTAN Update: xargs

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Mon Mar 24 21:40:55 CET 2008

On Sun, 23 Mar 2008 Manuel Pegourie-Gonnard submitted an update to the



The package provides extended versions of \newcommand and related LaTeX 
commands, which allow easy and robust definition of macros with many optional 
arguments, using a clear and simple xkeyval-style syntax.

Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/xargs
Summary description: extented optional arguments handling
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
Two new features:

1. The usedefault key allows you, when using many consecutive optional 
arguments, to specify a value only for the last one if you want.

2. You can know make gobal (or even \protected) definitions easily with the 
addprefix key.
Have fun!


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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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