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perltex – Define macros in terms of Perl code

Perl is a com­bi­na­tion Perl script (perl­tex.pl) and pack­age (perl­tex.sty) that, to­gether, give the user the abil­ity to de­fine macros in terms of Perl code. Once de­fined, a Perl macro be­comes in­dis­tin­guish­able from any other macro. Perl thereby com­bines 's type­set­ting power with Perl's pro­gramma­bil­ity. Perl will make use of per­sis­tent named pipes, and thereby run more ef­fi­ciently, on op­er­at­ing sys­tems that of­fer them (mostly Unix-like sys­tems).

Also pro­vided is a switch to gen­er­ate a Perl-free, doc­u­ment-spe­cific, nop­erl­tex.sty that is use­ful when dis­tribut­ing a doc­u­ment to places where Perl is not avail­able.

Li­censesThe Project Public Li­cense
Main­tainerScott Pakin
Con­tained inTeX Live as perl­tex
MiKTeX as perl­tex

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