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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] An exercise in folding...

From: Ralf Angeli
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] An exercise in folding...
Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2007 21:54:06 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.93 (gnu/linux)

* David Kastrup (2007-02-25) writes:

> TeX has a rather verbose output when one uses \showbox.  In many
> cases, one would rather want to see a much more compact rendition.
> Here is typical output:
>> \box255=
> \vbox(397.39815+3.04161)x401.18385
> .\vbox(395.43976+5.0)x401.18385
> ..\glue 0.0 plus -6.0
> ..\glue 0.0 plus 6.0
> ..\glue 0.0 plus -6.0
> ..\glue 0.0 plus 6.0
> ..\glue(\topskip) 2.572
> ..\hbox(7.428+1.91037)x332.89726, glue set 0.88617
> ...\kern-0.39247 (left margin)
> ...\T1/mgm/m/n/11.54312 V
> ...\kern-0.86574
> ...\T1/mgm/m/n/11.54312 e
> Verhältnisses bilden die ersteren, die von der Scholastik nach Inhalt und
> Zusammenhang endgiltig herausgearbeitete Kirchenwahrheit. Hierin darf
> die Ge
> This would make the reading of such output _much_ more readable, and
> much easier to compare with the corresponding material in the
> TeX/DVI/PDF files.  So basically, one would fold one line into a
> single character (when in hboxes).  One could still walk through in
> unfolding mode in order to get the details.

This will likely require support for regular expressions which TeX
Fold mode does not provide.  This was a deliberate decision in order
to keep the customization interface for the user as simple as
possible.  One could probably add such possibility besides the current
interface, though.


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