Auctex pkg: summary and state of art
oub at mat.ucm.es
Wed Sep 8 08:29:17 EDT 2004
>>>>> "Ralf" == Ralf Angeli <angeli at iwi.uni-sb.de> writes:
Ralf> * Uwe Brauer (2004-09-08) writes:
>>>>>>> "Reiner" == Reiner Steib <4.uce.03.r.s at nurfuerspam.de>
>> Right I brought that up.
>> (eval-after-load "tex" '(unless TeX-macro-global (message
>> "`TeX-macro-global' is not set.") (sit-for 3) (message "Do C-h
>> v `TeX-macro-global' for further information.") (sit-for 3)
>> ; (view-lossage)
Ralf> Now I know what I don't like about this proposal. If one
Ralf> follows this approach consequently it will be a major
Ralf> annoyance for the user. It should be possible to install
Ralf> AUCTeX (more or less without interaction) and start editing
Ralf> your documents right away.
Ralf> This is ugly.
Right, I know.
Ralf> I'd just provide a sane default and drop a note in the
Ralf> installation or configuration instructions (and maybe even
Ralf> in the package description) for variables which should be
Ralf> checked by XEmacs users. This means to step back into the
Ralf> AUCTeX 11.14 era with respect to the affected variables but
Ralf> at least it would not be so annoying. We might use such an
Ralf> approach for _really_ important variables, though.
Problem is that users _usually_ do not read this information. If users
were about to install some package it can be expected that they read
the installation file or something of this kind. However I doubt that
the same is true for a Xemacs pkg.
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