Say I want to write a patch for one or some of the
expl3 modules. As far as I can see, to test the patch I have to do the following:
- Edit the module's
l3.insto compile (beside others)
- Include package
expl3from my main testing document.
For writing more complex patches that require you to repeatedly edit and test your code, this is tedious and impractical.
Ideally, I'd like to directly modify a
.dtx file and include only that updated package into the main file. As
expl3 seems to include all packages, that won't work; including a separate package afterwards would cause errors because of duplicated definitions. (My first problem here is already how to properly create the
.sty file from the
So my questions:
Is there a way to selectively import
expl3packages on top of the already loaded ones, or prepare a special version of
expl3that will pull in the code from individual
.styfiles instead of one big kernel dump?
What is the workflow of active LaTeX3 developers? Do you have special building scripts or tools?
Are there other debugging options or tools (especially for the
expl3packages) one should be aware of other that the few commands mentioned in