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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] TeX-auto-save and files with the same basename

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] TeX-auto-save and files with the same basename
Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 18:32:51 +0200
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Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> writes:

> * David Kastrup (2007-05-12) writes:
>> Uh, Ralph already pointed you to the relevant messages and code on the
>> user list.  It won't get better than that on the developer list.
> I've now poked around in the code a bit again and my impression is that
> we should completely rip out the style system, clean it up or
> reimplement it, and put it into its own file to be used by the AUCTeX
> modes as a library.  Implementing support for file names with extensions
> with the current basis will only make things messier than they already
> are.  (My favorite in this regard is `LaTeX-auto-cleanup'.)

Well, actually this is pretty much the story for most of AUCTeX...  I
admit, though, that the style system is one of the most obfuscate and
thus unmaintainable parts of AUCTeX.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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