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[AUCTeX-devel] Re: [Bug-AUCTeX] tex-5.502; TeX-command-list - renaming m

From: David Reitter
Subject: [AUCTeX-devel] Re: [Bug-AUCTeX] tex-5.502; TeX-command-list - renaming menu entries
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 13:02:43 +0100

Thanks for your friendly e-mail.

On 7 Jun 2005, at 12:14, David Kastrup wrote:

I've configured my TeX-command-list to show me a nicely structured
menu, and while doing so I've renamed menu entries. For example, I
have renamed "View" to "View PS",

Wow.  So you use "View PS" to view PDF files.  Talk about intuitive

The command "open" suggested to me that the PS file is shown:

 (list "View PS" "open" 'TeX-run-command nil t)

Of course, I added

(list "View PDF" "open %s.pdf"  'TeX-run-command nil t)

According to the documentation and value of TeX-expand-list, %s is replaced by the file name.
Viewing PDF or PS depending on TeX-PDF-mode would be ideal, of course.

Well, no surprise here.  If you want to play games with the menu
names, you should probably do it at a different point of the code,
where the menus get created from TeX-command-list.

I'm not planning to mess with the code, because updates would be harder.
I'm using the customization variables as they are documented.

But the menu entries are supposed to give a clue about what to do with
C-c C-c too, so you should likely rather tamper with the help strings
than the menu entries.

Point well taken.

The reason for the given behavior is that you do a string-match over
the command list, and you try to match a hard-coded string such as
"View" with the menu entries. That has to fail when TeX-command-list
is customized.

But I don't want people to have to type
C-c C-c Compile RET
instead of the previous C-c C-c L RET.  The commands right now can be
given a single letter, and "Compile" conflicts with "Check".

I see, that is helpful.

This certainly does not count as a bug in AUCTeX, so I am redirecting
copies to auctex-devel instead.

OK. Very slowly. The TeX-command-list documentation tells me that I, as a user, can set the commands to whatever. AUCTeX, on the other hand, suggests defaults for some commands that don't exist after such customization.

I accept your criticism about my choices for the command names, but I'm sorry, if AUCTeX suggests defaults for non-existing commands, I'd call that a bug.


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