CTAN update: cweb

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Sat Feb 27 21:40:45 CET 2021

Andreas Scherer submitted an update to the



Version number: 4.2
License type: knuth

Summary description: A Web system in C

Announcement text:

In the course of the "2021 TeX tuneup", Don Knuth kindly transferred the 
responsibility for CWEB to me; see the original CWEB home page 
(https://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~knuth/cweb.html), section "CWEB 

This first new release draws heavily on the multi-decade work collected in 
my "CWEBbin" project (https://github.com/ascherer/cwebbin).  I moved 
(almost) all stuff from the "*-patch.*" changefiles into the new CWEB 
sources and applied all of the "*-ansi.*" changes as well.

Moreover, I made "common.h" the full interface of "common.w" in order to 
avoid code redundancy.  And I tried to fix as many of the bugs reported by 
email to DEK and/or tex-k at tug.org.

In total, "make; make cautiously; make fullmanual" runs flawlessly with 
GCC on Linux and with CLang on MacOS.  And with the help of the remaining 
stuff in the "CWEBbin" project, "CWEB" is smoothly integrated in "TeX 


This package is located at 

More information is at


   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Erik Braun


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