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Sender: Mailing list for the LaTeX3 project <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: xparse
From: James Kilfiger <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 16:41:34 +0100
In-Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]> from Frank Mittelbach at "Sep 7, 99 09:04:04 pm"
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> so my plan would be to start putting things up real soon. meaning probably
> after next weekend, starting with the xparse interface, followed by the
> template interface (where more documentation is needed first) followed perhaps
> by frontmatter or other stuff like lists, headings ...

Well having seen xparse I'm quite excited.  I hope this won't remain as
Latex2e* for too long, and that Latex 3 is nigh!

How will all this fit into the
programming environment of Latex3?  Will xparse and friends be rewritten
with \type_name:args.  In fact what is the status of this aspect of

One feature which I think would be nice is a \newargumenttype macro,
analogous to \newcolumntype of the array package.

I wait with anticipation the template packages &c.