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LaTeX3 Programming Conventions
==============================

Overview
--------

The files of the `l3kernel` bundle provide a low-level API for TeX programmers
with special syntax conventions, completely separating it from document level
syntax. Hence, the commands provided are not intended for use at the document
level nor for use in describing design layouts in document class files.

This API provides the foundation on which the LaTeX3 kernel and other advanced
extensions are built. Special care has been taken so that they can be used
within a LaTeX2e context as regular packages.

While `l3kernel` is still experimental, the bundle is now regarded as broadly
stable. The syntax conventions and functions provided are now ready for wider
use. There may still be changes to some functions, but these will be minor when
compared to the scope of `l3kernel`.

Programmers making use of `l3kernel` are *strongly* encouraged to subscribe to
the LaTeX-L mailing list (see below): announcements concerning the deprecation
or modification of functions are made on the list.

Requirements
------------

The `l3kernel` bundle requires the e-TeX extensions and the functionality
of the `\pdfstrcmp` primitive. As a result, the bundle will only work
with the following engines:

 - pdfTeX v1.30 or later
 - XeTeX v0.9994 or later
 - LuaTeX v0.40 or later

pdfTeX v1.30 was released in 2005, and so any recent TeX distribution
will support `l3kernel`. Both XeTeX and LuaTeX have developed more
actively over the past few years, and for this reason only recent
releases of these engines are supported.

Discussion
----------

Discussion concerning the approach, suggestions for improvements,
changes, additions, _etc._ should be addressed to the list
[LaTeX-L](http://news.gmane.org/group/gmane.comp.tex.latex.latex3).

You can subscribe to this list by sending mail to

  listserv@urz.uni-heidelberg.de

with the body containing

  subscribe LATEX-L  <Your-First-Name> <Your-Second-Name>

Bugs
----

The issue tracker for LaTeX3 bugs is currently located at

  https://github.com/latex3/svn-mirror/issues

Please report specific issues with LaTeX3 code there. More general
discussion should be directed to the LaTeX-L lists.

The LaTeX3 Project
------------------

Development of LaTeX3 is carried out by
[The LaTeX3 Project](http://www.latex-project.org/latex3.html). Currently,
the team members are

  * Johannes Braams
  * David Carlisle
  * Robin Fairbairns
  * Bruno Le Floch
  * Thomas Lotze
  * Frank Mittelbach
  * Will Robertson
  * Chris Rowley
  * Rainer Schöpf
  * Joseph Wright

Former members of The LaTeX3 Project team were

  * Michael Downes
  * Denys Duchier
  * Morten Høgholm
  * Alan Jeffrey
  * Martin Schröder

The development team can be contacted
by e-mail: <latex-team@latex-project.org>; for general LaTeX3 discussion
the [LaTeX-L list](http://news.gmane.org/group/gmane.comp.tex.latex.latex3)
should be used.

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Copyright (C) 1998-2012 The LaTeX3 Project
All rights reserved

Files

Name Size Date Notes
README 3005 2014-01-07 07:02:48
expl3.dtx 61546 2014-01-07 07:02:48
expl3.pdf 675060 2014-01-07 07:02:48
interface3.pdf 1296319 2014-01-07 07:02:48
interface3.tex 2346 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3.ins 3556 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3alloc.dtx 9798 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3basics.dtx 126316 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3bootstrap.dtx 21888 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3box.dtx 41526 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3candidates.dtx 106557 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3clist.dtx 54667 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3coffins.dtx 61179 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3color.dtx 4933 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3doc.dtx 78089 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3docstrip.dtx 9008 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3docstrip.pdf 449457 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3drivers.dtx 19524 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3expan.dtx 63069 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3file.dtx 60184 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3final.dtx 3212 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3fp-assign.dtx 7533 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3fp-aux.dtx 41403 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3fp-basics.dtx 83265 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3fp-convert.dtx 17591 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3fp-expo.dtx 45983 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3fp-extended.dtx 51837 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3fp-logic.dtx 16395 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3fp-old.dtx 9336 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3fp-parse.dtx 98670 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3fp-round.dtx 14457 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3fp-traps.dtx 14771 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3fp-trig.dtx 67675 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3fp.dtx 59348 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3int.dtx 78843 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3keys.dtx 79585 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3luatex.dtx 17090 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3msg.dtx 73985 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3names.dtx 35665 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3prg.dtx 63315 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3prop.dtx 40879 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3quark.dtx 23782 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3seq.dtx 64859 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3skip.dtx 63812 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3styleguide.pdf 273207 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3styleguide.tex 8755 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3syntax-changes.pdf 220205 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3syntax-changes.tex 3213 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3tl.dtx 99780 2014-01-07 07:02:48
l3token.dtx 83934 2014-01-07 07:02:48
source3.tex 2586 2014-01-07 07:02:48
source3body.tex 19036 2014-01-07 07:02:48

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (3.2M).

l3k­er­nel – LaTeX3 pro­gram­ming con­ven­tions

The l3k­er­nel bun­dle pro­vides an im­ple­men­ta­tion of the LaTeX3 pro­gram­mers’ in­ter­face, as a set of pack­ages that run un­der LaTeX 2e. The in­ter­face pro­vides the foun­da­tion on which the LaTeX3 ker­nel and other fu­ture code are built: it is an API for TeX pro­gram­mers. The pack­ages are set up so that the LaTeX3 con­ven­tions can be used with reg­u­lar LaTeX 2e pack­ages.

All the files of the bun­dle are also avail­able in the project’s Sub­ver­sion (SVN) repos­i­tory

Doc­u­men­ta­tion
Home pagehttp://www.la­tex-project.org/code.html
Ver­sionSVN 4646 2014-01-07
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense 1.3
Copy­right1998-2013 The LaTeX Project
Main­tainerThe LaTeX Team
pkg.tds-ar­chovel3kernel.tds.zip
Con­tained inTeXlive as l3k­er­nel
MikTeX as l3k­er­nel
Topics de­vel­op­ing ver­sion of new soft­ware
macros to build a for­mat
work done for the project to up­grade LaTeX
See also l3packages
l3experimental
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