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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] multi-file support

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] multi-file support
Date: Fri, 06 May 2005 01:02:50 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> writes:

> * Richard Lewis (2005-05-05) writes:
>> but there are a few places where just (TeX-master-file) is used so
>> maybe they all need to change?  but then why not just get rid of
>> the last arg to TeX-master-file?  (ie always ask the user if we
>> dont know what the master file is)
> This would mean to revert to the behavior or pre-11.5x AUCTeX
> versions where the master file question popped up in quite random
> situations, e.g. when you clicked on a menu.  Not good.

Uh, disagree.  The problem was not that the master file question
popped up when clicking on a menu (like "insert environment"): that's
exactly when the question needs to get resolved.

The problem was that we were not able to find code that did not either
break under Windows or XEmacs or some other circumstances.  Asking
questions before opening a menu generated based on the answer of those
questions simply was not possible to do on the current set of Emacsen
we have chosen to support.  Maybe it helps a bit that we have by now
kissed 20.7 goodbye.  If it had been possible to get this working
reasonably at the time we tried it, then we could have introduced an
extra value ask-only-if-new for the current behavior without losing
the old behavior: while Reiner likes ask-only-if-new better, it is
quite problematic for a number of cases, and so making this a user
preference instead eat-or-die would be very much desirable.

But we were not able to get this to work on all platforms.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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