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CTAN package update: interpreter

Date: December 3, 2011 7:04:24 PM CET
and, in rapid succession, the daemon tells me: > The following information was provided by the package's contributor. > > Name of contribution: interpreter > Author's name: Paul Isambert > Package version: 1.1 > Location on CTAN: macros/luatex/generic/ > Summary description: Translates input files on the fly. > License type: lppl > > Announcement text given by the package's contributor: > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > Interpreter has been rewritten with the Gates package (Lua version); > this doesn't change anything for basic usage, but now the code can be > modified easily to anybody's whim. thanks for the upload; i've installed the new version, and updated the catalogue repository. > Users may view the package catalogue entry at > http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/interpreter.html > or they may browse the package directory at > http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/luatex/generic/interpreter The catalogue entry will change (somewhat) overnight tonight. Robin Fairbairns For the CTAN team

interpreter – Translate input files on the fly

The package preprocesses input files to a Lua run, on the fly.

The user defines Lua regular expressions to search for patterns and modify input lines (or entire paragraphs) accordingly, before reads the material. In this way, documents may be prepared in a non- language (e.g., some lightweight markup language) and turned into ‘proper’ for processing.

The source of the documentation is typed in such a lightweight language and is thus easily readable in a text editor (the PDF file is also available, of course); the transformation to syntax via Interpreter’s functions is explained in the documentation itself.

Interpreter is implemented using the author’s gates (lua version), and works for plain and , but not Cont.

MaintainerYuri Robbers
Paul Isambert (inactive)



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