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I found several entries about the fact that the ifthen package is obsolete. So my question is: how to define a condition check then? I have searched and I find several example for ifthenelse (contained in the ifthen) package OR the statement "ifthen package is obsolete".

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it is not obsolete –  Herbert May 6 '13 at 12:32
    
@Herbert I agree; maybe it's not the first choice any more, but it's easy and in some cases it's sufficient. Probably using xifthen in place of it is better anyway. –  egreg May 6 '13 at 13:01

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It may be considered obsolete because there exist more modern variants and the package was not updated for a long time.

See for example http://www.ctan.org/pkg/etoolbox which uses e-TeX features.

Apart from the macros in ifthenelse being fragile, if you can handle that, you can just use them, no problem.

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