[texhax] Ideas/lists of developer libraries of TeX Macros?

Uwe Ziegenhagen ziegenhagen at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 21:46:50 CEST 2011

2011/4/17 Deyan Ginev <d.ginev at jacobs-university.de>

> Dear all,
> I am interesting in doing some Plain TeX hackery, but there are just too
> many wheels I don't want to reinvent.
> Since I am interested in dev hackery, I am thinking of TeX as a regular
> programming language - and I know that "ordinary" programming language tend
> to accumulate special libraries/packages with utility functions like STL for
> C or the CPAN for PERL.
> In TeX's situation I guess the usual case mixes utilities with the specific
> functionality that the package provides, which is especially common for most
> small LaTeX classes and styles. So I don't really see the CTAN as what I
> need, but some subset of it (or a special package or...) that focuses on
> utility macros.
> Does any of you have pointers for a dev-oriented library of TeX utilities
> that I can reuse? That would be simply awesome!
> Thanks,
> Deyan

Have a look at the packages from the LaTeX3 project. AFAIK they build the
basis for many new packages.


Uwe Ziegenhagen
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