Auctex pkg: summary and state of art
4.uce.03.r.s at nurfuerspam.de
Wed Sep 8 04:10:29 EDT 2004
On Wed, Sep 08 2004, Ralf Angeli wrote:
> * Reiner Steib (2004-09-07) writes:
>> On Tue, Sep 07 2004, Uwe Brauer wrote:
>>> Don't you want to add them to tex-site.el or better tex-site.el.in
>>> in case that configure does not find the correct path
>> IIRC, configure will complain when it doesn't find the path. Then the
>> user has to specify "--with-tex-input-dirs=DIRS". I don't think that
>> including such a fallback in the standard AUCTeX distribution makes
> `configure' will fall back to '("/usr/share/texmf/tex/"
Ah, sure. I should have read the aclocal.m4 code I have cited. ;-)
> if it cannot find a path via `kpsewhich'. We could return nil if we
> use the y-or-n-p check you proposed.
Actually I didn't _propose_ to add this to AUCTeX. It was just a
suggestion for the "if all else fails"-case for the XEmacs package.
When we merge `preview-latex', we will probably need a valid TeX path
for the style files anyhow. So I don't think such a change makes much
>>>> Again you leave Windows out.
>> If you want good defaults for all systems, you would probably need
>> something like configure. As it is just a fallback if the admin/user
>> didn't set `TeX-macro-global', I think it is okay.
> It is a pity that the lack of support for something like `configure'
> makes users of a packaged AUCTeX in XEmacs third class AUCTeX users.
> And this will become worse the more variables will be included in
> tex-site.el which are determined by `configure'.
Well, upto now, the cases where we really rely on `TeX-macro-global'
are rare and don't make the users "third class".
Maybe our Windows users could report if the Kpathsea auto-detection
works. I.e. what is the value of `TeX-kpathsea-path-delimiter' after
using `C-c C-m \usepackage RET TAB'? Does the completion list look
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| If the value is not correct (i.e. if the TeX directories are missing)
| _and_ Kpathsea is not available or disabled (see the variable
| `TeX-kpathsea-path-delimiter') the user will not get the nice
| completion when using some commands (see below), but AUCTeX will
| basically work nevertheless.
| Some examples where `TeX-macro-global' is used:
| (1) File name completion (if Kpathsea is not available or disabled):
| C-c C-m \input RET TAB
| C-c C-m \usepackage RET TAB
| C-c C-m \includegraphics RET RET TAB
| AFAICS, the availability of Kpathsea is detected automatically.
| If Kpathsea is available, `TeX-macro-global' isn't used. But I
| didn't check it carefully, so there might be other AUCTeX
| functions that rely on `TeX-macro-global'.
| (2) M-x TeX-auto-generate-global RET won't find the LaTeX files and thus
| the resulting files (in auto/) are incomplete.
 Some people even prefer a crippled completion for \includegraphics
instead of the correct one. SCNR.
 I'd suggest to add `TeX-delete-dups' here so that the completion
list is not cluttered with duplicates.
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