Data structures in eTeX

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Data structures in eTeX
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4
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24
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2011
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English
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Trivandrum, Kerala, India

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For the construction of macro packages, TeX is used as a programming language. Unlike general programming languages it lacks complex data structures. We present the experience of providing record and array data structures and the supporting operations using eTeX features. They were successfully applied in real projects for parametrization and as a base for special table module involving complex dimension calculations. We will show how the abstraction level provided by more powerful data-structures can simplify and unify TeX low-level code.
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