ctan update: etextools

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Thu Oct 1 13:20:17 CEST 2009

my upload daemon crawls out, blinking in the early autumn light, and

ctan-upload at cl.cam.ac.uk wrote:

> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> Name of contribution: etextools
> Author's name: Florent CHERVET
> Location on CTAN: CTAN home/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/etextools/
> Summary description: a lot of purely expandable tools for e-TeX -LaTeX Users and package Writers
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> etextools provides many (purely expandable) tools for LaTeX 
> - Extensive list management (csv lists, lists of single 
> tokens/characters, etoolbox lists):
>    . purely expandable loops (csvloop, forcsvloop etc.)
>    . conversion (csvtolist etc.))
>    . addition/deletion (csvadd, listdel etc.)
>    . purely expandable linear interpolation (interval, 
> locinterplin)
> - Tests on strings (among them \ifstrnum to check if a 
> string could be parsed by eTeX's \number)
> - Selective detokenization (\detokenizeChars) and character-
> test
> - Purely expandable macros with options (\FE at testopt) or 
> modifiers (\FE at modifiers)
> - Vectorized form of \futurelet: \futuredef can read more 
> than one single token
> The pdf documentation contains a lot of example in verbatim.
> v3.1 (2009/09/30) - pretty stable - Any suggestion welcome !         

thanks for the upload.  i've installed this latest version, and the
catalogue is already up-to-date.

> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/etextools.html
> or they may browse the package directory at
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/CTAN home/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/etextools/

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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