Provided by: latexml_0.7.0-1_all bug


       "LaTeXML::Global" - global exports used within LaTeXML, and in Packages.


       use LaTeXML::Global;


       This module exports the various constants and constructors that are useful throughout
       LaTeXML, and in Package implementations.

   Global state
           This is bound to the currently active LaTeXML::State by an instance of LaTeXML during

       "$catcode = CC_ESCAPE;"
           Constants for the category codes:


           [The last 2 are (apparent) extensions, with catcodes 16 and 17, respectively].

       "$token = Token($string,$cc);"
           Creates a LaTeXML::Token with the given content and catcode.  The following shorthand
           versions are also exported for convenience:

             T_BEGIN, T_END, T_MATH, T_ALIGN, T_PARAM,
             T_SUB, T_SUPER, T_SPACE, T_LETTER($letter),
             T_OTHER($char), T_ACTIVE($char),
             T_COMMENT($comment), T_CS($cs)

       "$tokens = Tokens(@token);"
           Creates a LaTeXML::Tokens from a list of LaTeXML::Token's

       "$tokens = Tokenize($string);"
           Tokenizes the $string according to the standard cattable, returning a LaTeXML::Tokens.

       "$tokens = TokenizeInternal($string);"
           Tokenizes the $string according to the internal cattable (where @ is a letter),
           returning a LaTeXML::Tokens.

       "@tokens = Explode($string);"
           Returns a list of the tokens corresponding to the characters in $string.

       "StartSemiVerbatim(); ... ; EndSemiVerbatim();"
           Desable disable most TeX catcodes.

   Numbers, etc.
       "$number = Number($num);"
           Creates a Number object representing $num.

       "$number = Float($num);"
           Creates a floating point object representing $num; This is not part of TeX, but

       "$dimension = Dimension($dim);"
           Creates a Dimension object.  $num can be a string with the number and units (with any
           of the usual TeX recognized units), or just a number standing for scaled points (sp).

       "$mudimension = MuDimension($dim);"
           Creates a MuDimension object; similar to Dimension.

       "$glue = Glue($gluespec);"
       "$glue = Glue($sp,$plus,$pfill,$minus,$mfill);"
           Creates a Glue object.  $gluespec can be a string in the form that TeX recognizes
           (number units optional plus and minus parts).  Alternatively, the dimension, plus and
           minus parts can be given separately: $pfill and $mfill are 0 (when the $plus or $minus
           part is in sp) or 1,2,3 for fil, fill or filll.

       "$glue = MuGlue($gluespec);"
       "$glue = MuGlue($sp,$plus,$pfill,$minus,$mfill);"
           Creates a MuGlue object, similar to Glue.

       "$pair = Pair($num1,$num2);"
           Creates an object representing a pair of numbers; Not a part of TeX, but useful for
           graphical objects.  The two components can be any numerical object.

       "$pair = PairList(@pairs);"
           Creates an object representing a list of pairs of numbers; Not a part of TeX, but
           useful for graphical objects.

   Error Reporting
           Signals an fatal error, printing $message along with some context.  In verbose mode a
           stack trace is printed.

           Signals an error, printing $message along with some context.  If in strict mode, this
           is the same as Fatal().  Otherwise, it attempts to continue processing..

           Prints a warning message along with a short indicator of the input context, unless
           verbosity is quiet.

           Prints $message unless the verbosity level below 0.

   Generic functions
           Returns a short string identifying $object, for debugging.  Works on any values and
           objects, but invokes the stringify method on blessed objects.  More informative than
           the default perl conversion to a string.

           Converts $object to string; most useful for Tokens or Boxes where the string content
           is desired.  Works on any values and objects, but invokes the toString method on
           blessed objects.

           Compares the two objects for equality.  Works on any values and objects, but invokes
           the equals method on blessed objects, which does a deep comparison of the two objects.


       Bruce Miller <>


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