CTAN update: PerlTeX

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Sun Sep 20 15:58:45 CEST 2009

This update should be at your local mirror within a day.

Jim Hef{}feron
Saint Michael's College


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: PerlTeX
Version number: 1.9
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: 
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 has been made more robust in version 1.9.  Specifically,
perltex.pl no longer inserts a spurious end-of-line character on a
short pipe read and no longer hangs if latex exits at the exact moment
that perltex.pl tries to contact it.  Thanks to Chromatic Dragon for
reporting these bugs and testing the fixes.

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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