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LaTeXML::Core::State(3User Contributed Perl DocumentatiLaTeXML::Core::State(3)

       "LaTeXML::Core::State" -	stores the current state of processing.

       A "LaTeXML::Core::State"	object stores the current state	of processing.
       It recording catcodes, variables	values,	definitions and	so forth, as
       well as mimicing	TeX's scoping rules.

   Access to State and Processing
	   Returns the current Stomach used for	digestion.

	   Returns the current Model representing the document model.

       The assignment methods, described below,	generally take a $scope
       argument, which determines how the assignment is	made.  The allowed
       values and thier	implications are:

	global	 : global assignment.
	local	 : local assignment, within the	current	grouping.
	undef	 : global if \global preceded, else local (default)
	<name>	 : stores the assignment in a `scope' which
		   can be loaded later.

       If no scoping is	specified, then	the assignment will be global if a
       preceding "\global" has set the global flag, otherwise the value	will
       be assigned within the current grouping.

	   Starts a new	level of grouping.  Note that this is lower level than
	   "\bgroup"; See LaTeXML::Core::Stomach.

	   Ends	the current level of grouping.	Note that this is lower	level
	   than	"\egroup"; See LaTeXML::Core::Stomach.

	   Sets	a prefix (eg. "global" for "\global", etc) for the next
	   operation, if applicable.

	   Clears any prefixes.

       "$value = $STATE->lookupValue($name);"
	   Lookup the current value associated with the	the string $name.

	   Assign $value to be associated with the the string $name, according
	   to the given	scoping	rule.

	   Values are also used	to specify most	configuration parameters
	   (which can therefor also be scoped).	 The recognized	configuration
	   parameters are:

	    VERBOSITY	      :	the level of verbosity for debugging
				output,	with 0 being default.
	    STRICT	      :	whether	errors (eg. undefined macros)
				are fatal.
	    INCLUDE_COMMENTS  :	whether	to preserve comments in	the
				source,	and to add occasional line
				number comments. (Default true).
	    PRESERVE_NEWLINES :	whether	newlines in the	source should
				be preserved (not 100% TeX-like).
				By default this	is true.
	    SEARCHPATHS	      :	a list of directories to search	for
				sources, implementations, etc.

	   This	is like	"->assign", but	pushes a value onto the	end of the
	   stored value, which should be a LIST	reference.  Scoping is not
	   handled here	(yet?),	it simply pushes the value onto	the last
	   binding of $name.

       "$boole = $STATE->isValuebound($type,$name,$frame);"
	   Returns whether the value $name is bound. If	 $frame	is given,
	   check whether it is bound in	the $frame-th frame, with 0 being the
	   top frame.

   Category Codes
       "$value = $STATE->lookupCatcode($char);"
	   Lookup the current catcode associated with the the character	$char.

	   Set $char to	have the given $catcode, with the assignment made
	   according to	the given scoping rule.

	   This	method is also used to specify whether a given character is
	   active in math mode,	by using "math:$char" for the character, and
	   using a value of 1 to specify that it is active.

       "$defn =	$STATE->lookupMeaning($token);"
	   Get the "meaning" currently associated with $token, either the
	   definition (if it is	a control sequence or active character)
	    or the token itself	if it shouldn't	be executable.	(See

	   Set the definition associated with $token to	$defn.	If $globally
	   is true, it makes this the global definition	rather than bound
	   within the current group.  (See LaTeXML::Core::Definition, and

       "$STATE->installDefinition($definition, $scope);"
	   Install the definition into the current stack frame under its
	   normal control sequence.

   Named Scopes
       Named scopes can	be used	to set variables or redefine control sequences
       within a	scope other than the standard TeX grouping. For	example, the
       LaTeX implementation will automatically activate	any definitions	that
       were defined with a named scope of, say "section:4", during the portion
       of the document that has	the section counter equal to 4.	 Similarly, a
       scope named "label:foo" will be activated in portions of	the document
       where "\label{foo}" is in effect.

	   Installs any	definitions that were associated with the named
	   $scope.  Note that these are	placed in the current grouping frame
	   and will disappear when that	grouping ends.

	   Removes any definitions that	were associated	with the named $scope.
	   Normally not	needed,	since a	scopes definitions are locally bound

       "$sp = $STATE->convertUnit($unit);"
	   Converts a TeX unit of the form '10em' (or whatever TeX unit) into
	   scaled points.  (Defined here since in principle it could track the
	   size	of ems and so forth (but currently doesn't))

       Bruce Miller <>

       Public domain software, produced	as part	of work	done by	the United
       States Government & not subject to copyright in the US.

perl v5.32.1			  2020-11-09	       LaTeXML::Core::State(3)


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