CTAN update: eplain

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Fri Oct 7 08:19:03 CEST 2022

Karl Berry submitted an update to the



Version:  3.12 2022-10-05
License:  gpl2+

Summary description:  Extended plain TeX macros

Announcement text:
 Eplain version 3.12 is available from CTAN via https://ctan.org/pkg/eplain
 and directly from https://tug.org/eplain.  It's also included in TeX

 This minor release avoids a conflict of the control sequence \cs
 (in btxmac.tex).

 It also incorporates the current version of iftex.sty (providing
 numerous engine-related conditionals), replacing the previous ifpdf.sty.

 General: the Eplain macro package extends and expands on the definitions
 in plain TeX. It's intended to provide useful definitions regardless of
 how a document might be formatted, such as cross-referencing by labels.

 Eplain was originally developed for the book TeX for the Impatient,
 published by Addison-Wesley in 1990. That book is now freely available,
 from https://ctan.org/pkg/impatient, along with several translations.
 It's also in TeX distributions.

 Please send bug reports to tex-eplain at tug.org
 (mailing list web interface: https://lists.tug.org/tex-eplain).

 Happy expanded TeXing,


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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