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INLINEDEF -- Inlined expansions within definitions

  Stephen D. Hicks is author of inlinedef
  email: sdh33@cornell.edu

  This program is provided under the terms of the
  LaTeX Project Public License distributed from CTAN
  archives in the directory macros/latex/base/lppl.txt.
  Copyright 2008 Stephen D. Hicks

  Run `latex inlinedef.ins' and copy the inlinedef.sty file into a
  path searched by LaTeX.

  This package provides a macro \Inline that precedes a \def or
  \gdef.  Within the definition text of an inlined definition,
  keywords such as \Expand may be used to selectively inline certain
  expansions at definition-time.  This eases the process of
  redefining macros in terms of the original definition, as well
  as definitions in which the token that must be expanded is deep
  within, where \expandafter would be difficult and \edef is not
  suitable.  Another application is as an easier version of
  \aftergroup, by defining a macro in terms of expanded local
  variables, then ending the group with \expandafter\endgroup\macro

  README          This file
  inlinedef.dtx   Source code, test suite, and documentation
  inlinedef.ins   Installation script generating source and tests
  inlinedef.pdf	  PDF version of the documentation

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in­linedef – In­line ex­pan­sions within def­i­ni­tions

The pack­age pro­vides a macro \In­line that pre­cedes a \def or \gdef. Within the def­i­ni­tion text of an in­lined def­i­ni­tion, key­words such as \Ex­pand may be used to se­lec­tively in­line cer­tain ex­pan­sions at def­i­ni­tion-time. This eases the pro­cess of re­defin­ing macros in terms of the orig­i­nal def­i­ni­tion, as well as def­i­ni­tions in which the to­ken that must be ex­panded is deep within, where \ex­pandafter would be dif­fi­cult and \edef is not suit­able. Another ap­pli­ca­tion is as an eas­ier ver­sion of \af­ter­group, by defin­ing a macro in terms of ex­panded lo­cal vari­ables, then end­ing the group with \ex­pandafter\end­group\macro.

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