(La)TeX macro programming is hard. Python is a powerful and easy to use scripting language. QaTeX allows Python modules to be used instead of (La)TeX style files. With QaTeX (pronounced `kwa-tech') TeX asks Questions and Python provides Answers.This project was started in March 2005. Not everything is in place yet. In the mean time, try
We are pleased to announce release 0.1.1 of QaTeX. It is available from the project summary page (see above).
This version provides proof of concept. It is not yet secure, so please don't use it with untrusted documents.
Another problem is that QaTeX does not yet run under Windows. (It requires non-blocking read from stdin. If you can help with this, please get in touch.)
A Perl version of QaTeX (written by Taco Hoekwater) will be coming soon.
23 March 2005