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CTAN update: pwebmac

Date: December 4, 2023 4:23:41 PM CET
Andreas Scherer submitted an update to the pwebmac package. Version: 4.11 2023-12-02 License: pd Summary description: Consolidated WEB macros for DVI and PDF output Announcement text:
In preparation of the 'knuth-pdf' and 'knuth-hint' packages for TeX Live 2024, the 'pwebmac.tex' macros received minor changes. Also, the 'makeall' script was improved, e.g., it makes use of the new '-p' option of WEAVE to '\input pwebmac', and several script options are applied by default.
This package is located at https://mirrors.ctan.org/web/pwebmac More information is at https://www.ctan.org/pkg/pwebmac
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pwebmac – Consolidated WEB macros for DVI and PDF output

The original WEB system by Donald Knuth has the macros webmac.tex that produce DVI output only; for historic reasons, it will never be modified (apart from catastrophic errors). Hàn Thế Thành has modified these macros in his pdfwebmac.tex for PDF output (only) with pdf. Jonathan Kew’s has similar macros xewebmac.tex by Khaled Hosny that modify webmac.tex for PDF output; these macros can only be used with a specific “ engine” each.

The present pwebmac package integrates these three WEB macro files similar to cwebmac.tex in Silvio Levy’s and Don Knuth’s CWEB system, so pwebmac.tex can be used with “plain ”, pdf, and alike.

Its initial application is the production of PDF files for all major WEB programs for “ and friends” as distributed in Live. For this purpose, the shell script makeall was whipped together; it provides various commandline options and works around several “quirks” in the WEB sources.

WEB programmers who want to use pwebmac.tex instead of the default webmac.tex in their programs have to change the first line in the file created by weave. From there, all depends on the “ engine” you use.

Version4.12 2024-05-24
MaintainerAndreas Scherer



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