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CTAN update: l3experimental

Date: August 27, 2019 2:59:35 PM CEST
The LaTeX Team submitted an update to the l3experimental package. Version number: 2019-08-25 License type: lppl1.3c Summary description: Experimental LaTeX3 concepts Announcement text:
## [2019-08-25] ### Changed - `\draw_unit_vector:n` returns a vertical vector when the length is zero (see #609) - Collect `pwd` data with no `\endlinechar` (see #613) - Default precision in `\fp_format:nn` when no style is specified ### Fixed - Corrected behaviour of catcode tables (see #610)
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/l3experimental More information is at https://www.ctan.org/pkg/l3experimental
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Erik Braun
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l3experimental – Experimental 3 concepts

The l3experimental packages are a collection of experimental implementations for aspects of the 3 kernel, dealing with higher-level ideas such as the Designer Interface. Some of them work as stand alone packages, providing new functionality, and can be used on top of with no changes to the existing kernel.

The present release includes:

  • l3benchmark for measuring the time taken by to run certain code;
  • l3cctab, support for saving and restoring category codes en masse in a table;
  • l3color, support for setting colors using a range of color models;
  • l3draw, a code-level interface for constructing drawings;
  • l3graphics, an interfaces for the inclusion of graphics files;
  • l3pdf, support for core PDF concepts like compression, objects, PDF version and so on;
  • l3str, support for string manipulation;
  • l3sys-shell, which provides abstractions for common shell functions like file deletion and copying;
  • xcoffins, which allows the alignment of boxes using a series of ‘handle’ positions, supplementing the simple reference point;
  • xgalley, which controls boxes receiving text for typesetting.

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