# New on CTAN: namedef

Date: June 21, 2020 7:36:05 PM CEST
Phelype Oleinik submitted the namedef package. Version: 1.0 2020-06-20 License: lppl1.3c Summary description: TeX definitions with named parameters Announcement text:
namedef provides a prefix, \named to be used in TeX definitions so that parameters can be identified by their name rather than by number, giving parameters a semantic rather than syntactic meaning, making it easy to understand long definitions.
The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at https://ctan.org/pkg/namedef The package’s files themselves can be inspected at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/generic/namedef/
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Petra Rübe-Pugliese
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## namedef – TeX definitions with named parameters

This package provides a prefix \named to be used in definitions so that parameters can be identified by their name rather than by number, giving parameters a semantic rather than syntactic meaning, making it easy to understand long definitions.

      \def\SayHello#1{Hello, #1!}


but with namedef you can replace #1 by, say, #[person]:

      \named\def\SayHello#[person]{Hello, #[person]!}


and \named will figure out the numbering of the parameters for you.

 Package namedef Version 1.0 2020-06-20 Copyright 2019–2020 Phelype Oleinik Maintainer Phelype Oleinik

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