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Adoption of LATEX3

LATEX is a high-quality typesetting system; it includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. LATEX is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents. LATEX is available as free software.

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The LATEX3 project is a long-term research project to develop the next version of the LATEX typesetting system. It aims at transforming LATEX much more compatible with the increasingly XML’ized document world and to introduce modern programming paradigms to LATEX.

LATEX3 project introduced, among other things, array structure, regular expressions, floating point, key-value system with revolutionary innovations, improved token/string management, highly imaginative coffin concept wherein boxes are manipulated at user’s will with remarkable easeness, nested booleans, controlled macro expansion functionality, and above all newer concepts of defining functions resembling that of mainstream languages.

TEXFolio largely depends on LATEX3 methodologies and paradigms for its TEX libraries and is the main reason behind its faster, efficient and accurate text processing. It further helped to discard around a million lines of source code of legacy libraries.