CTAN has a new package: keys3

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Wed Sep 24 02:18:03 CEST 2008

The package below has been installed at tug.ctan.org and should soon be at
your favorite mirror.

Thank you,
Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: keys3
Author's name: Joseph Wright
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/explt/keys3
Summary description: Key  management for LaTeX3
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
The keys3 package is an experimental implementation of key
management for LaTeX3.  The entire package is written in
expl3 code rather than in traditional TeX/LaTeX.  The key
module used by keys3 is based on that introduced by the
pgfkeys package from the pgf/TiKZ bundle. Keys are thus
addressed in a path-like manner, and are controlled by key

/module/key/.code:n = <code>,
/module/key/.value required:,
/module/key = <value>

The keys3 package is intended as a method for testing how key
management might be implemented in LaTeX3.  Both the methods
used inside the package and the interface provided are
intended to be discussed.  Feedback is welcomed either by
e-mail (joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk) or at the package
website (http://keys.berlios.de).

The experimental nature of keys3 and the underlying expl3
system means that it should not be used in production
documents.  However, programmers testing expl3, or keen to work
on improved key management systems, are encouraged to try the
package and provide feedback.

keys3 is *not* an official LaTeX3 team package.  Whether any of
the ideas explored here will be taken up by the team is
therefore unknown.  However, the keys3 package should provide
ideas on what needs to be available for key management and how
it can be implemented.

This package is located at 
.  More information is at
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .  
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

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