CTAN update: l3kernel, l3packages, l3experimental

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Wed Feb 1 11:39:39 CET 2012

the daemon wrote (last night, when i was struggling with a problem)@

> Name of contributions: l3kernel
> Author's name: The LaTeX3 Project
> Author's email: latex-team at latex-project.org
> Package version: SVN 3287
> Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/l3kernel/
> Summary description: LaTeX3 programming conventions
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Snapshot of SVN 3285
> --------------------
>  - Drop loading of calc package by expl3. This was included for
>    historical reasons, and users requiring calc should now load
>    it explicitly.
>  - Better documentation of load-time options for expl3.
>  - Extend coverage of characters set to 'correct' catcodes by
>    \ExplSyntaxOn.
>  - l3str and l3regex documentation improved in preparation
>    for addition to stable codebase.
>  - Various l3str functions renamed or removed.
>  - l3regex now recognises "\u" as a shortcut for token list
>    variables.
>  - Better handling of active characters and spaces in file
>    names when using \io... or \file... operations.
>  - xgalley improvements to incorporate behaviour of \\ as in
>    LaTeX2e.
>  - New experimental module l3dt to construct 'data tables'.
>    This module is intended for handling tabular data, for
>    example as is done by the LaTeX2e package datatool. At
>    present, the functions provided are at the most basic
>    level only.        

thanks for the uploads; i've installed the new versions, and updated the
catalogue repository.

> Users may view the package catalogue entries at
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/l3packages.html
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/l3kernel.html
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/l3experimental.html
> or they may browse the package directories at
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/l3kernel/
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/l3packages/
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/l3experimental/

The catalogue entries will change (somewhat) by tomorrow morning.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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