New CTAN package: interpreter

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at
Sat Jul 9 21:50:56 CEST 2011

the daemon popped up while i was in the swing of "real work":

> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> Name of contribution: interpreter
> Author's name: Paul Isambert
> Location on CTAN: macros/plain
> Summary description: Translates input files on the fly.
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
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> Interpreter is a package for the LuaTeX engine which preprocesses
> input files on the fly (it isn't an external program). 
> Users define Lua regular expressions to search for patterns and modify
> input lines (or entire paragraphs) accordingly before TeX reads the
> material. The main goal is to type documents in a given language
> (e.g. some lightweight markup language) and turn them into proper
> Tex. 
> The source of the documentation is typed in such a lightweight
> language and is thus easily readable in a text editor (the PDF file is
> also available, of course); the transformation to TeX syntax via
> Interpreter's functions is explained in the documentation itself. 
> Interpreter works for plain TeX and LaTeX, but not ConTeXt.

thanks for the upload; i have installed the files, and written an entry
for the catalogue repository.

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

The catalogue entry on the web will first appear overnight tonight.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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