New CTAN package: gates

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Sat Dec 3 19:45:31 CET 2011

the jolly old daemon doesn't suffer from colds, like me...

> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> Name of contribution: gates
> Author's name: Paul Isambert
> Package version: 0.1
> Location on CTAN: macros/generic/
> Summary description: Implementing modular and customizable code.
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Gates is designed to write code in a modular fashion: big macros or
> functions are divided into small chunks (called gates) with names,
> which can be externally controlled (e.g. they can be disabled,
> subjected to conditionals, loops...) and/or augmented with new chunks.
> Thus complex code can be easily customized without having to rewrite
> it, or even understand its implementation: the behavior of existing
> gates can be modified, and new ones can be added, without endangering
> the whole design. This allows code to be hacked in ways the original
> authors might have never envisioned.
> Gates is implemented independantly for both TeX and Lua. The TeX
> implementation requires the texapi package, whereas the Lua version
> can be run with any Lua interpreter, not just LuaTeX.

thanks for the upload; i've installed the new version, and created an
entry in the catalogue repository.

> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
> or they may browse the package directory at

The catalogue entry will first appear on the web some time overnight

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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