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Bug#641304: ITP: ptex2tex -- easy generation of (possibly complex) LaTeX environments

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Severity: wishlist
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Package name: ptex2tex
Version: 0.4
Upstream authors: Hans Petter Langtangen and Ilmar Wilbers
URL: http://ptex2tex.googlecode.com/
License: BSD-3-clause
Description: easy generation of (possibly complex) LaTeX environments
 Ptex2tex is a tool that allows you to replace LaTeX environment
 declarations with simple keywords. In a way, Ptex2tex allows you to
 create LaTeX packages without any sophisticated knowledge on how to
 write LaTeX packages. The idea behind Ptex2tex is code generation:
 instead of hiding complicated LaTeX constructions in complex LaTeX
 packages, one simply generates the necessary LaTeX commands on the
 fly, from a compact begin-end environment indication in the LaTeX
 source. This implies that you have to preprocess your LaTeX source to
 make an ordinary LaTeX file that can be compiled in the usual way.
 The main application of Ptex2tex is for inserting verbatim-style
 computer code in LaTeX documents. Code can be copied directly from the
 source files of the software (complete files or just snippets), and
 output from programs can be created and copied into the documentation
 as a part of running Ptex2tex. This guarantees that your LaTeX
 document contains the most recent version of the program code and its
 With the default Ptex2tex configuration style, you can switch between
 30+ styles for computer code within seconds and just recompile your
 LaTeX files. Even in a several-hundred pages book it takes seconds to
 consistently change various styles for computer code, terminal
 sessions, output from programs, etc. This means that you never have to
 worry about choosing a proper style for computer/verbatim code in your
 LaTeX document. Just use Ptex2tex and leave the decision to the
 future. It takes seconds to change your mind anyway.

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