CTAN update: dbshow

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at ctan.org
Tue Jan 18 17:36:15 CET 2022

Changkai Li submitted an update to the



Version:  1.5 2022-01-17
License:  lppl1.3c

Summary description:  A package to store and display data with custom filters, orders, and styles

Announcement text:
 - Add a lot of use examples

 - Add options
   - `item-code*`: expanded item code
   - `<attr>/code`: attribute's style code
   - `<attr>/code*`: expanded attribute's style code
   - `<attr>/format-code`: control date format
   - `<attr>/item-code`: clist item style code
   - `<attr>/item-code*`: expanded clist item style code

 - Remove option: `<attr>/wrapper`: use `<attr>/code` instead

 - Rename option: `record-before-code` -> `item-before-code`,
                  `record-after-code`  -> `item-after-code`

 - Add macros
   - `\dbNewCond`, `\dbCombCond`: shortcut macros
   - `\dbNewRawFilter`: quickly define filter
   - `\dbIfLast(TF)`: test if the current item is the last item

 - Fix bug
   - `\dbIfEmptyF` undefined
   - can not use `\dbdatesep` midway

 - Update env: add starred version of `dbFilters` to support quick defining filters

 - Others
   - Add support for `\protected at edef`
   - Remove some unnecessary doc
   - Add more check code to help to locate the error


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 Rübe-Pugliese


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