New on CTAN: listofitems

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Sun Aug 21 16:23:12 CEST 2016

Christian Tellechea and Steven B. Segletes submitted the



Version:  1.0  2016-08-20
License:  lppl1.3

Summary description:  Grab items in lists using user-specified sep char

Announcement text:

 listofitems  v1.0  20/8/2016

 This simple package is designed to read a list of items
 whose parsing character may be selected by the user.

 Once the list is read, its items are stored in a structure
 that behaves as a dimensioned array. As such, it becomes very
 easy to access an item in the list by its number.

 For example, if the list is stored in the macro \foo, the
 item #3 is designated by \foo[3].

 A component may, in turn, be a list with a parsing delimiter
 different from the parent list, paving the way for nesting
 and employing a syntax reminiscent of an array of several
 dimensions of the type \foo[3,2] to access the item #2 of
 the list contained within the item #3 of the top-tier list.


The package's Catalogue entry can be viewed at

The package's files themselves can be inspected at


   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Petra RĂ¼be-Pugliese


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